Noeline Kavanagh

Artistic Dir & CEO

I am the Artistic Director of Macnas, an award-winning spectacle and performance company from Ireland. We create unforgettable, large-scale, interactive experiences, usurping public spaces and reimagining the landscape of a city; collaborating with U2, celebrating at the MTV music awards, floating a giant baby over NYC's Times Square.

In 2016, Macnas unleashed creative chaos, invention and imagination onto Austin’s 6th Street, becoming the first spectacle company in the world to premiere at SXSW. Continuing to pioneer innovative work around the world, recent shows have been presented from Australia to Beijing, with Macnas closing the UK City of Culture programme in 2017.

The work of Macnas is transformative, mobile and immersive, engaging vast audiences of over 50,000 people. We collaborate with the public, city stakeholders, civic and business communities as part of our process. We are engineers of imagination bringing art and heart, innovation and collaboration to cities, towns and communities globally.

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