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Greetings From Ireland – Official Launch

By 26/11/2014December 14th, 2018News


5-31 December, 2014
Opening: Thursday 4th December 7pm
At The Library Project

PhotoIreland opened a call for artists to submit work interpreting Ireland today, the result of which is this first show of Greetings From Ireland. The project was born as a response to the merchandise available to tourists in the Temple Bar area, perpetuating a particular representation of Ireland as an imagined fairy tale land, divorced from its complex reality, lost between the pun and the stereotype. We wanted to join the conversation and offer a more diverse representation.

In effect, the project sets the starting point to a broader collection of postcards by local artists investigating a diverse range of issues around Ireland.Selected from a large number of submissions, 40 artists present their own interpretation of this land and its people. If at times romantic, and others fantastic, it is at the least an interpretation drawn from direct personal experience.  A limited run of posters and fine art prints will be made available during the exhibition.

Come and discover the 40 images selected!

Participating artists:
Aerandir Baiza, Aidan Kelly, Bernadette Keating, Bob Negryn, Brian Cregan, Conor Horgan, Conor McMahon, David Farrell, Dorje de Burgh, Dragana Jurisic, Eamonn Doyle, Erica Coburn, Garry Loughlin, James Parkin, Jamie Young, JB Maher, Jill Quigley, Kate Nolan, Kenneth O Halloran, Kevin Griffin, Liam Murphy, Mandy O’Neill, Mark Duffy, Martin McGagh, Matthew Thompson, Maurice Gunning, Miriam O’Connor, Paul Corcoran, Paul McCarthy, Paula Barrett, Richard Gilligan, Richard Wade, Sarah Ryan, Sean Breithaupt, Shane Lynam, Simon Burch, Steven Nestor, Tristan Hutchinson, Victoria J. Dean, and Yvette Monahan.