Greetings From Ireland is a collection of vistas presenting a personal view of the island.
What: Greetings From Ireland, 40 vistas by 40 artists.
When: December 2014.
Where: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2.
Why: Across from The Library Project sits one of the busiest souvenir shops in the country, offering the largest selection of merchandise about Ireland one can imagine. These materials perpetuate a particular representation of Ireland as an imagined fairytale land, divorced from its complex reality, lost between the pun and the stereotype. We wanted to join the conversation sharing a more real view of Ireland as told by local artists, promoting their work in the make.
Exhibited at: PhotoIreland Festival 2015 as Greetings From Ireland Worldwide, Photobook Melbourne 2015, Triennial of Photography Hamburg in 2015, Landskrona Photo Festival 2016, Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland 2017 at Perlman Teaching Museum, and at the second iteration of that show at the Rochester Art Center.
Available to tour upon re-production.
Artists selected in 2014: Aerandir Baiza, Aidan Kelly, Bernadette Keating, Bob Negryn, Brian Cregan, Connor Horgan, Conor McMahon, David Farrell, Dorje de Burgh, Dragana Jurisic, Eamon 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, 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, Yvette Monahan.