Waterford City & County Council's Arts resource site
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland
31 July – 11 October 2020
Stories from Lismore and Beyond documents an extraordinary moment in society, since the Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the globe. As people have been in lockdown for several months, our lives have seemingly transformed beyond recognition, with a shared moment for contemplation unimaginable only a few months ago.
Artists and participants include: Dervla Baker, Lee Behegan, Ella Bertilsson, Stephen Brandes, Susan Buttner, Clashmore Chairs, Carol Anne Connolly, Cronan Creagh, Fanny Currey, Francis Edmund Currey, Lucien Freud, John Graham, Breda Geoghegan, Elaine Grainger, Austin Hearne, Paul Henry, Michele Horrigan, Fiona Kelly, Valerie Lee, Victoria William Ley, Heather and Ivan Morison, David Nash, Peter Nash, Dennis McNulty, Katie Nolan, Deirdre O’Mahony, Alison Pilkinton, The Quiet Club, Philip Quinn, Jim Ricks, Ciara Roche, Carolyn Sergeant, Angie Shanahan, Emma Tennant, Aram Wahhoud, Louise Wallace – and many more
Lismore Castle Arts extended an open call for entries in June 2020 inviting artists and the public to submit images of their new normal – this may involve a new routine, a hobby, or a new way of working. The images on display are a document of this new existence – with an attempt to display as many images submitted as possible.
The exhibition has 3 distinct strands – invited submissions of images of daily life, mostly submitted through social media; invited responses from Irish-based artists who have previously had a connection with LCA; and artworks from the Lismore Castle collection, which have a resonance with the current times.
This pairing of new and very current images alongside historic work suggests that artists have always closely investigated our relationship with the simple, the routine and the everyday. By drawing a line through historic works, the exhibition hints at an optimism, at the opportunity to re-evaluate our routines and priorities.
Some of the images and works in the exhibition include: –
The exhibition is open 7 days a week until 11 October. For details on ticket booking and opening hours please see www.lismorecastlearts.ie
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