Seán O Sullivan is a writer and curator whose work focuses on the politics and preservation of localities. He has curated projects and written critical texts dealing with subjects such as architecture, ecology and the bonds between people and places. He is a former chairman of Black Church Print Studio, Dublin. He holds an MA in Curation and a BA in Fine Art from IADT, Dún Laoghaire. He is currently Visual Arts Adviser to the Arts Council of Ireland / An Comhairle Ealaíon.

This page: The Wheel is a critical document whose contributors are Imelda Barnard, Seán O Sullivan, Adrian Duncan and Marta Fernandez Calvo, Emma Dwyer and Rebecca O’Dwyer.

The Wheel

Image: Seán O Sullivan
Image: Seán O Sullivan

The Wheel was a critical project that took place throughout the Spring of 2011. It featured new texts by Imelda Barnard, Seán O Sullivan, Adrian Duncan & Marta Fernandez Calvo, Emma Dwyer, Rebecca O’Dwyer, and was curated by Seán O Sullivan.

The project was formed as an invited reading and discussion group, which would provide a documentary outlet for a selected group of emerging critics. The group debated the notion of an ethics surrounding failure, and each person was asked to reply to the discussions with either an essay or a recorded exchange. The final document is fully illustrated, and was produced in a limited edition of 100 lithographic copies.

The project launched on 4 April 2011 at the third A&E, which hosted a panel discussion on how conceptions of critical dialogue extend from long-form texts, into the territory of debates, conversations and online writing. The panelists were Tim Stott, James Merrigan, Niamh Dunphy and the moderator was Kevin Atherton.

The Wheel was kindly supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.