BlogThe Lie of the Land - Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh


The Lie of the Land exhibition, which includes work from my Cottages of Quigley’s Point project, opens tomorrow at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Co. Cork. It opens Wednesday 11th February 7pm, and runs until 22 March.

Thanks to the Sirius Arts Centre and curator Miranda Driscoll for including my work in this exhibition.

The Lie of the Land is a multi-part project that will encompass an exhibition and a reading/listening night. The project examines the idea that there are certain materialities (both in the work and in the landscape) that seem to serve as cultural remnants. These remnants can sometimes define a certain Irish aesthetic in the landscape, or what might be perceived as one. Tackling well-trodden arguments around the monument, the ruin and modernity in Irish landscape and architecture, the project considers contemporary rural Ireland as shown through visual art and writing.


Participating artists include visual artists Helen Devitt (sculpture/installation) (Cork), Kenneth O’Halloran (photography) (Dublin/L.A), Adrian Duncan (sculpture/installation, video, drawing) (Dublin/Berlin) and Jill Quigley (photography)(Belfast), writer Sarah Baume (Cork), and RTE Radio 1 producers Kevin Brew and Luke Clancy (Dublin). Curated by Miranda Driscoll.

More on the Sirius Arts Centre website.

Image: Kenneth O’Halloran, Toor, County Tipperary.