Exactly two years before the live performance of Cork Ignite, McKeown was invited by representatives of the National Sculpture Factory (NSF) and Create (Ireland) to Cork to discuss a new project. Flying from Manchester and landing at Cork Airport, Mckeown travelling to meet Mary McCarthy, the Director of NSF and Patrick Fox who was at the time the Director of Create.
Kath Gorman and Mary McCarthy
Following a tour of Cork, Mckeown proposed the idea of an outdoor projection event. which was accepted and later developed to coincide with Culture Night Ireland.
Kath Gorman was subsequently appointed as Project Manager with Marc Anderson appointed as the Production Manager.
The pressure was the on to find and secure a location, planning permissions, support and further funding.
Marc and Kath and H&S logistics