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 Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Community Circus and Macnas with the selected artists Aoibhinn O’Dea & Lysette Golden

Aoibhinn and Lysette will join ISACS Director, Lucy Medlycott in attending the following:

  • Muc Rí by Fíbín sa Taibhdhearc
  • Mars by Luke Jerram
  • LifeLine by Galway Community Circus
  • Les Girafes by Compagnie Off
  • Silent Disco Walking Tour by Guru Dudu
  • Visit Galway Community Circus
  • Visit Macnas

About Lysette

Lysette Golden

Lysette Golden is a home grown circus artist specializing in aerial hoop and flying trapeze. She is the first Irish trained flying trapeze artist to debut in the country and did so with Irish traditional circus, Circus Gerbola this past June. She started hoop 5 years ago and flying 2 years ago and is well on her way to become a high level professional circus performer having trained with renowned coaches from Ireland, France, USA, Colombia and Brazil.



About Aoibhinn

Aoibhinn O'Dea

Aoibhinn O’Dea is a multidisciplinary artist, working across visual arts, mainly dance, performance and film. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art Sculpture (NCAD, 2014), where her practice evolved through installation, video and performance. She developed a body based practice through puppetry, floorwork and somatics (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and Kelin Technique). Over the last number of years she has developed the performative aspects of her body based practice through intensive professional dance training in Germany (Tanzfabrik, Marameo, Katapult and Ponderosa), Portugal (Preformact) and Dublin (Dance Ireland and Cois Ceim). O’Dea worked closely with choreographer/Sasha Waltz dancer Maria Colusi, who has had a significant influence on her practice and professional development.

Most recently she founded dance/theatre collective BLUSH, who toured across Germany in 2020. In Ireland, her work has been supported by The Visual, Carlow Arts Festival, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, IMMA, Dance Ireland and Dublin Fringe Festival, among other venues and festivals. To date O’Dea has choreographed works such as Cruinniú na nÓg Carnival Parade (2022), Norm (2022/21)Invisible Volcanos (2022), Crossed Paths (2022), Game Changer (2020), The World Outside (2020),The Extraction of the Stone of Madness (2020) and Why Knots (2020).