31 JULY – 6 OCTOBER 2020


Deirdre Archbold, Dervla Baker, Karen Barrett, Lee Behegan, Ella Bertilsson, Rebecca Bradley, Stephen Brandes, Catherine Brennan, Ann Burns, Susan Buttner, Catherine Callanhan, Martha Cashman, Clashmore Chairs, Carol-Anne Connolly, Helen Courtney, Jim Cosgrove, Cronan Creagh, Fanny Currey, FE Currey, Guy Dalton, Vicki Davis, Carole Dolan-Weed, Paul Donovan, Ursula Ducey, David Eager Maher, Mary England, Paul Finnegan, Nancy Fitzpatrick, Caroline and Kate Fletcher O’Connor, Laura Flood, Angelina Foster, Lucian Freud, Breda Geoghegan, Oliver Godow, John Graham, Elaine Grainger, Jennifer Grey, Julie Guinee, Austin Hearne, Karen Hegarty, Veronica Henley, Caroline Hennessy, Michele Hetherington, Michele Horrigan, Linda Ibbotson, Myra Jago, Kathleen Johnston, Juno Projects, Fiona Kelly, Arno Kramer, Valerie Lee, Ciara Patricia Langan, Valerie Lee, Cristin Mann, Mariele Martin, Anne Martin Walsh, Peggyann McCann, Sinead McCormick, Mary McGrath, Jacqui McLay, Dennis McNulty, Helen McNulty, Marita Moore, Heather & Ivan Morrison, David Nash, Peter Nash, Noirin Nealon Lennox, Katie Nolan, Brid Nowlan, Rachel O’Hara, Simon O’Hara, Anne O’Loughlin, Deirdre O’Mahony, Monica O’Meara, Debi Paul, Boyer Phelan, Alison Pilkinton, June Pryce, The Quiet Club, Philip Quinn, Jim Ricks, Ciara Roche, Edward Roche, Gail Russell, Edaein Samuels, Angie Shanahan, Tim Shanhan, Lieneke Smyth, Emma Tennant, Clea van der Grijn, Aram Wahhoud, Waiting Space, Louise Wallace, Anne Walsh, Elka Weisser, John Whelan, Irene White, Louis Zoller

Stories from Lismore and Beyond documents an extraordinary moment in society, since the Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the globe. As people have been in lockdown for several months, our lives have seemingly transformed beyond recognition, with a shared moment for contemplation unimaginable only a few months ago.

Lismore Castle Arts extended an open call for entries in June 2020 inviting artists and the public to submit images of their new normal – this may involve a new routine, a hobby, or a new way of working. The images on display are a document of this new existence – with an attempt to display as many images submitted as possible.

The exhibition has 3 distinct strands – invited submissions of images of daily life, mostly submitted through social media; invited responses from Irish-based artists who have previously had a connection with LCA; and artworks from the Lismore Castle collection, which have a resonance with the current times.

This pairing of new and current images alongside historic work suggests that artists have always closely investigated our relationship with the simple, the routine, the everyday, and of the opportunity this shared moment now seems to offer. The exhibition hints at an optimism, at the opportunity to re-evaluate our routines and priorities.

Install views copyright Lismore Castle Arts.

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