Invitation to a Journey
Kilkenny Arts Festival

  • Arrow Aug 7 2021 - Aug 11 2021
  • Arrow Digital Gallery
  • Arrow Duration 20 mins
  • Arrow Limited Capacity - you may be required to wait to enter
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Deirdre Gribbin, Eoin Heaney & Crash Ensemble

‘We must ask nothing of artists but to be of their own time’ – Eileen Gray

Invitation to a Journey is a new film installation inspired by the inimitable Irish modernist designer Eileen Gray. Through impressionistic and lyrical imagery, architectural shapes and form, filmmaker Eoin Heaney evokes Gray’s sensibilities, her excitements and successes, and the emotional fallout of strained relationships.

Accompanied by a powerful, evocative score composed by Deirdre Gribbin and performed by Crash Ensemble, Invitation to a Journey is an evocative exploration of the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest designers.

Presented by Kilkenny Arts Festival in partnership with Crash Ensemble.

This film is dedicated to the memory of Emma O'Kane (1977-2021).

The Invitation to a Journey album will be released on Crash Records in August to coincide with these screenings.

Booking a visit to Butler Gallery does not guarantee entry to the Digital Gallery.
Capacity is limited to 5 people at any one time.
You may be required to wait to gain entry to the Digital Gallery.


Deirdre Gribbin

Crash Ensemble

Anna Cashell Violin
Lisa Dowdall
Kate Ellis
Malachy Robinson
Double Bass
Susan Doyle
Deirdre O’Leary
Roddy O’Keefe
John Godfrey
Electric Guitar
Alex Petcu
Andrew Zolinsky
Alan Pearson

Music Recording

Produced, edited, mixed and mastered by Adrian Hart
Recording Engineer
Alan Kelly
Recording Studio
Windmill Lane

Film Makers

Producer and Director Eoin Heaney
Luca Truffarelli
Gavin Coleman
Camera Assistant
Pato Cassinoni
Production Coordinator
Bob Campbell


Maria Oxley Boardman
Emmett Byrne
Sorcha O’Higgins
Joanna Banks

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