Exhibitions 2019

Apr 21, 2019 by

3cExhibitions at the Irish Workhouse Centre – Summer / Autumn 2019

Dark Shadows

The centre is delighted to welcome back Kieran Tuohy’s Dark Shadows for his second residency at the workhouse. The ‘bog oak’ sculpture exhibition is based on the Great Hunger and has been widely acclaimed. These powerful and provoking pieces transport one’s mind to a scene of damp, stench ridden and  devastating cruelty as he expresses the enormity of the famine and its consequences on our ancestors.

The Martello Towers of Ireland

The Irish Workhouse centre was delighted to welcome Tricia O’Neill and her Martello Towers’ exhibition to the centre in April. The towers were built to fend off Napoleon Bonaparte during the francophobic year of 1804. In total, 37 towers survive around Ireland. Tricia’s images are not a nostalgic journey down memory lane but a record of how lucky we are in Ireland to live cheek by jowl with historic structures

Archaeology at the Workhouse

The exhibitions from the archaeological projects of the N6 Galway to Ballinasloe motorway and the N18 Oranmore to Gort motorway have been brought together again at the workhouse. The mini-exhibition is now an annual feature at the centre each summer and we are fortunate in having in-house archaeologist Mary Healy, who worked on the N6 scheme, to share her own knowledge and experience.

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