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The Lighthouse Project

Dani Gill

Ireland

The Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project is a site-specific initiative curated by Dani Gill that takes place around Ireland annually featuring writers and artists collaborating to realise a unique shared work. As part of Baboró 2022 the project will work with visual artist Linda Fahrlin and writer Sadhbh Devlin in Claddagh National School in Galway city and Scoil Chaomháin on Inis Oírr.

This project is in collaboration with designated schools and is not available for booking.

Dani Gill is a curator, producer, writer, and educator, based in the west of Ireland. Dani served as Director of events such as Cúirt International Festival of Literature, the Ennis Book Club Festival as well as production and creative roles in theatre and film. As an Audience Development Officer for Words Ireland and LIVE Network, Dani works with venues and arts offices nationwide. She holds a Diploma in Community Development and Youth Work and is motivated by projects that seeks to engage, inspire and reflect community. A love of landscape and cross-artform collaborations inspired her to found The Lighthouse Project in 2020. Her book After Love was made into a dance/theatre production and premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival in 2021. Her second poetry collection Lessons in Kindness will be published in spring 2022.

Linda Fahrlin
is a visual artist and illustrator based on the North West Coast of Ireland. Linda's artworks are often inspired by her Swedish heritage and Irish nature. From her studio, she works as a visual artist and illustrates children's books, book covers, and commercial illustrations. Her first children's picture book The Great Irish Science Book became an Irish best seller and was nominated for Best Irish Published book of the year 2019.

Sadhbh Devlin
is an award winning picture book author. Her book, Beag Bídeach, with Róisín Hahessy was shortlisted for four prestigious awards, including; Children’s Books Ireland: Book of the Year 2019 and Gradam Réics Carló 2019. Her most recent picture book, Geansaí Ottó, won the LAI: Book of the Year Award in 2021. She is the Dublin City University Irish Language Writer in Residence for 2022.