Pat Curran is an artist in residence at The Lodge from 2019 to 2021. When we had to close The Lodge due to COVID-19 in March, Pat continued painting at home in his attic. As we began to open up, Pat moved to studio 468, St Andrews Community Centre, Rialto and continued to work there. We filmed this ‘Critical Conversation’ in studio 468 at the end of the summer. Our sincere thanks to Catherine Marshall for interviewing Pat and to the wonderful Cathy Dunne Films for filming and editing this piece. This is a frank conversation with Pat describing his journey to becoming an artist and who is inspired by the community he grew up with and where he continues to work.