An Lucht Siúil (The Walking People) | Mark Garry at Roscommon Arts Centre

An Lucht Siúil (The Walking People) | Mark Garry at Roscommon Arts Centre


07/08/2020 - 25/09/2020    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Roscommon Arts Centre
Circular Road, Roscommon, Roscommon, f42 YX61, Connaught

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An Lucht Siúil (The Walking People) is a new film work by artist Mark Garry exploring the relationship between Irish travellers and Modernism, specifically the relationship between Irish Travellers and the Irish state as it is played out between the traveller and settled communities in the middle part of the last century.

The film’s narration in five sections adopts the theatrical structure of a Greek Tragedy performed partly in English and partly in Shelta (de Gamon /Cant), the language of the Irish traveller. These songs, written by the artist, act as a poetic response to Ireland’s complex relationship to land and land ownership, and the relationship between the peoples who share this land.

An Lucht Siúil  was originally commissioned as part of a Percent for Art project by Roscommon County Council.

Exhibition Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday

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