Andrew Kelly (top), an archivist and a collector from Kilmacthomas in Co Waterford, is the focus of a new An Corsaiceach documentary for TG4.
Linda Ní Ghríofa writes:
Since his teens. Andrew Kelly has been collecting and cataloguing photographs, negatives, camera equipment and film. To date he has over 20,000 photographs and 15,000 feet of film in his collection. He has also rescued and restored old cameras, flat-bed glazers, lanterns, specialist equipment – all items once used in the creation of film and photography. He has created his own films also, chronicling events of historic and local significance. He continues to preserve film and photographic work, which would be lost did had he not recognise their value.
A recently-released-in-its-entirety 2006 session featuring five songs from ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ by the White Stripes (plus one Captain Beefheart cover) performed for the UK music show From The Basement.
As an avid reader of Broadsheet, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy sixth birthday. We here in the National Library of Ireland have archived your website since 2011 and we thought on this occasion you or your readers might like to take a trip down memory lane.
My current series is inspired by the classic horror literature of H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and similar authors. I am intrigued with the narrative archetypes these writers utilize to transform the commonplace into something sinister and foreboding. In my work, I prefer to use these devices as a means to generate entry points for the viewer. I’m interested in occupying a space where the mundane intersects the strange, and the familiar becomes alien. In a sense, I am attempting to render the sublime.
From a recently released collection of British Pathé archives from 1950: the year George Bernard Shaw died, the year Gabriel Byrne was born, Mayo won the All Ireland and Frederick Boland became the first Irish ambassador to the UK.