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Jul 06 2023

Artist John Behan the focus of Odyssey at Film Fleadh

“I’ll keep working for as long as I can stand on my two feet,” says sculptor John Behan who is in his mid-80s and as productive as ever. John who was born in Dublin’s Sheriff Street in 1938 and has lived in Galway for more than 40 years, is the subject of Odyssey, a new documentary being premiered next Thursday, July 13, at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Shot between 2020 and 2023, with Covid interruptions, Odyssey is the work of director Donald Taylor Black. It explores John’s long and distinguished career, and travels with him to Athens where, in pre-Covid times, he volunteered at Camp Eleonas, a state-run centre for migrants, and gave art workshops to adults.


Read the full article on the Connacht Tribune website.