Facing Pages: the art of the Great Book of Ireland
Facing Pages provides an opportunity to encounter the art of many of the visual artists who contributed to The Great Book of Ireland.
Published in 1991 and acquired by University College Cork in 2013, The Great Book of Ireland captures a significant moment of Ireland’s cultural production. This exhibition explores the ideas that went into the creation of the manuscript, the ways in which collections offer insight into specific historical moments and the legacy of such anthologies. Through significant works on loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art as well as UCC’s own art collection, Facing Pages provides an opportunity to encounter the art of many of the visual artists who contributed to The Great Book such as Robert Ballagh, Cecily Brennan, Barrie Cooke, Michael Farrell, Eithne Jordan, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, and Kathy Prendergast. A series of ‘listening stations’ placed throughout the exhibition enables visitors to consider the literary aspect of The Great Book which includes poetry by Ciarán Carson, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Theo Dorgan, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Mahon, as well as Samuel Beckett’s final poem. In partnership with the UCC Library, UCC School of English and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and private philanthropy through the Cork University Foundation.
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery|
|Time:||10am - 5pm daily (2-5pm Sundays)|
|Location:||Lewis Glucksman Gallery|
|Target Audience:||All welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|