top of page

Art Friends


I am happy to let you know my book, Becoming Audible: Sounding Animality in Performance, was, finally, officially launched at Limerick City Gallery of Art. 

Published by Penn State University Press, it is part of their wonderful Animalibus series and is now available as an ebook also.


The event was also the Finnisage for Mark’s exhibition at LCGA, ‘ Songs and the Soil.'


Here is a  link to the film of the Launch Conversation between artist Mark Garry and myself, hosted and introduced by Director/Curator of LCGA, Úna McCarthy.

We talked abpout acoustics, creatureliness, sound art, resonance and becoming - which are the themes explored in my book and in Mark’s installations. 

Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!



Mark’s website with images of his installation at the MAC, Belfast and at LCGA is here


The artists we talk about in 'A Resonant Landscape', curated by Mark for LCGA are

Natalia Beylis, Padraig Cunnningham and Sharon Phelan:


There are some videos of work we talk about in the playlists on my Youtube Channel here



Here is the link to the Animalibus pages at PSUP with details of the book .



The Animal Studies Journal (UOW) just published a Review of Becoming Audible, reviewed by Annie Garlid, New York University.

You can read her insightful review here:

Animal Studies Journal, 10(2), 2021, 218-223.



and info about Limerick City Gallery of Art is here





Meanwhile, I hope your own work goes well and wishing you many great conversations for the new year ahead!


- Austin.

Past News:

2020   ‘Hypercarbon’,  The Source Arts Centre, Thurles.

Solo Exhibition Sept 13– Oct 17 2020

READ Artist and Writer CLARE E SCOTT'S Brilliant Piece of Writing  on this Exhibition

for the Visual Artists Ireland:

Here it is on Clare E Scott's website:

The Review can be viewed in the context of the VAI Newsletter here:

December 2020   Penn State University Press: Book Publication – Animalibus series.

Austin McQuinn – ‘Becoming Audible: Sounding Animality in Performance’.

Dec 20 - Jan 21

JUST LAUNCHED: See Publications Page


2020   ‘As Kingfishers Catch Fire; Animals & Imagination -  Limerick City Gallery of Art

Curator for major Group Exhibition – 14 Irish and International Artists on the theme of animal materiality in contemporary art.

Nov 26, 2020 – Feb 14, 2021   CANCELLED

View the new online webpage archival project of the exhibition here:


bottom of page