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Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre - Meath County Council Arts Office & County Library services present an evening exploring the Easter Rising through art and literature

Date Released: 09 March 2016

1916 Ireland in Contemporary Art - Éire 1916 san Ealaín Chomhaimseartha at the Toradh Gallery & Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre.

 

Meath County Council Arts Office & County Library services present an evening exploring the Easter Rising through art and literature with two events, “1916 Ireland in Contemporary Art - Éire 1916 san Ealaín Chomhaimseartha”  and  ‘Reading the Rising, One Rebellion, Many Views’, a talk by Dr  Liam McNiffe at the Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne Library & Cultural Centre 7pm Tuesday 15th March.

  “1916 Ireland in Contemporary Art - Éire 1916 san Ealaín Chomhaimseartha”,is multi-disciplinary exhibition of works by some of Ireland’s leading artists, commissioned and curated by art collector, Larry Lambe. Exhibiting artists include Robert Ballagh, Alice Maher, Michael Cullen, Padraig Lynch, Sean Hillen, Michael Cody, Peader Lamb, David Lilburn and poets Rita Duffy and Dermot Bolger.

 In 2009, art collector Larry Lambe began to commission visual artists and poets to produce a piece of work that reflected any event of 1916. Varying in scale and media, from painting to poetry, the only instruction the commissioned artists received from Lambe was that the work should be linked with any event of 1916 that affected Ireland. The exhibition will be officially opened in the Toradh Gallery by Dermot Bolger at 7pm on Tuesday March 15th 2016.

Also on the night will be a talk, ‘Reading the Rising, One Rebellion, Many Views’, by Dr  Liam McNiffe at 8.15pm presented by County Library Services. This is a talk on the  number of books published recently about the Rising covering the following aspects of the rebellion: women, general accounts, biography, cultural life of the participants, children, pictorial, locations of the fighting, Ashbourne ambush, lives of the families left behind and verbatim accounts of the participants themselves.

Both these events are free and open to the public, all welcome.

 “1916 Ireland in Contemporary Art - Éire 1916 san Ealaín Chomhaimseartha” runs at the Toradh Gallery until April 29th and then tours to the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork and the Galway City Museum.

 

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