DELVE: Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage – aims to support artists to experience and be inspired by art through a range of festivals and programmes throughout Ireland. We go, we see, we watch, we listen, we learn, we connect with art and art makers and we get inspired.

We are delighted to bring DELVE back to life with a visit to Pitch’d Festival, Cork with the selected artists, Elysia Mc Mullen and Carly Justin!

Elysia and Carly will join ISACS Director, Lucy Medlycott  and ISACS Board Director Jonah McGreevey (Loosysmokes) attending the following:

Saturday 25th September 2021.

  • 3pm: The Glucksman – Home: Being and Belonging in Contemporary Ireland featuring work from 16 Irish artists.
  • 9pm: (Un)Holy Blood – by ISACS artist and Circus Factory professional member Lidija Sola.

Sunday 26th September 2021.

  • 11am: Crawford Art Gallery – REMAINS by Brian Maguire and Rembrandt in Print.
  • 1pm: Pure Daycent Rhymes Street Party – featuring ISACS artists Tom Campbell, Gracie Marshall and recent NEST artists Baubo.

View the full Pitch’d programme here→

About Elysia

Bill&fred Prod Zurich 29.5.2021 134Elysia Mc Mullen was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1991. She studied at Inchicore College of Further Education in Dublin where she got her Diploma in ISTD Modern Dance Teaching in 2011. She then continued her studies in Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg, Netherlands, in the Dance Theatre/Modern Department and graduated in 2016.

Since graduating she has been working as a professional artist and choreographer in Europe. Working within the dance and circus sector. In 2020 she co-founded her company Bill and Fred Productions with Luisa Schmitz in Switzerland. Bill and Fred are an all-female clown duo, submerging disciplines such as dance, clowning, circus and theatre. Their work focuses on the humoristic movement language which focuses on the clownesque expression of dance. They toured their new work in 2020 ‘Bill and Fred Adventures’ in Switzerland, France and The Netherlands. Elysia has been an active member of ISACS and Dance Ireland since 2018.

View Elysia’s ISACS profile here→

About Carly

Img 0423Carly is a trainee aerialist based in Dublin, Ireland. She was introduced to the artform in 2017 and she has had a lifelong fascination with circus and aerial performance. ​For the last four years she has focused on building and expanding her performance experience & aerial knowledge.

Hoop is her main focus, but she has practiced other apparatus such as straps and vertical dance. She loves teaching and supporting others, and loves sharing her love of aerial with anyone who will listen.​ She has completed the Beginners Hoop Aerial Teacher Training Course run by the Paper Doll Militia as well as the Sport Ireland Safeguarding level 1- Child Welfare and Protection Basic Awareness Workshop. She trains in a number of aerial studios in Dublin.

In 2020 she studied at Trinity College, taking part in their Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship course, focusing primarily on how she could better support aerialists through the development of technology to assist them in tracking their progress and programs.

View Carly’s ISACS Profile→