Culture Night 2020 at ITMA

ITMA and Clare Arts Office will premiere, online and offline, a newly commissioned audio-visual film installation, Duala, by Jack Talty and Maurice Gunning to mark Culture Night 2020.

Drawing on the concept of place as creative impetus, the piece explores the ways in which memory and landscape influence identity-formation.

Although a universal and global phenomenon, Duala explores and expresses local place and identity through the prism of Irish traditional music and song, combining archival footage of music and musicians from County Clare with interweaving original music and videography.


Jack Talty is a traditional musician, producer, composer, and researcher from Lissycasey in county Clare. He is the founding director of the traditional music label, Raelach Records and was Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork in 2018.

Maurice Gunning is a photographer and documentary filmmaker from Limerick. He is the Photographer in Residence at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and his work has been exhibited internationally with support from the Arts Council and Culture Ireland.

The film originated from a Creator-in-Residence scheme offered by ITMA and Clare Arts Office in 2018. Applicants were given the opportuity to reflect /respond creatively to collections and materials that are of relevance or reference County Clare held in ITMA.  

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Duala online at ITMA

The film will premiere online Friday 18 September 2020 at 5:30pm on:

ITMA website

ITMA Facebook page

ITMA YouTube Channel

ITMA Instagram TV

No booking is required. 

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Duala offline at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare

Glór will host two screenings of the film on Friday 18 September 2020.  The 7.30pm screening will be followed by a Q&A session.

Time: 5.30pm - 6pm

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Booking for both screenings is required.  Phone 065 68 43103. Numbers will be limited.

Duala press release available to read and download.