Breige Convery

Breige Convery was born and lived in Northern Ireland until 1984 when she moved to England to train as a midwife. She now studies art at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge and has been artist-in-residence to Taxi Gallery since September 2004. The following pieces of work have emerged from a series of conversations with Kirsten Lavers, Curator, Taxi Gallery during Breige’s residency. They have been produced with technical and editing support from Kirsten.

The Final Score ( 8' 31")
This is a response to the “Sutton Index of Deaths as a Result of the Conflict in Ireland”.

So much the same yet so very different ( 28 mins pre-recorded + live commentary)
This was prompted by the sight of the black cab that is Taxi Gallery and the immediate memories it brought back to Breige of her time in Derry from 1970 – 82. Based on interviews, from September 2004 – April 2005, with customers and staff of black taxis in Derry and Belfast, it is a programme of stories and reflections, which explores the difference between black taxis in Northern Ireland and England and documents Breige’s journey in making it.

Taxi Journeys ( 13' 20" )

Breige’s recording of her journey in a black taxi in Derry.

Breige has also recorded a Listening Life programme for Radio Taxi.


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