The new episode of Matt’s Art Chat is a conversation with Irish artist Frank O’Dea, who is also the owner and founder of Balla Bán Art Gallery, Ireland’s smallest art gallery, located in the heart of Dublin.

In our conversation, O’Dea talks about his journey to becoming a painter, after focusing on music and his career in banking. He also talks about opening Balla Bán and the gallery’s recent move online, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and changing practices in the art market. You can find out more about the gallery and purchase its artworks via Balla Bán’s website,

Listen to the podcast conversation with Frank O’Dea via one of the players below. (Matt’s Art Chat is available via several streaming platforms, including iTunes, Google Podcasts and most other audio streaming platforms.)

Matt’s Art Chat is a series of podcast conversations about the arts with creators, curators and art lovers from all over the world. The series is hosted by arts presenter Matt Micucci.

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I'm an international journalist, reporter, website editor and content creator. I actively work for JAZZIZ Magazine and FRED Film Radio, collaborate with other websites and curate my own projects, including IN ARTE MATT and CineCola. I have also curated and produced my series of films in Galway, Ireland, and photo exhibition and arts events in various European countries. I have a working class background and have and have a postgrad degree in Film Theory + a BA in Film & TV.

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