Between the Hawthorns | Pat Byrne at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr

 

Between the Hawthorns | Pat Byrne at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/10/2018 - 23/11/2018

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Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

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Pat Byrne’s practice explores superstitions and folklore as he takes mythological humanoids and fairies and attempts to portray them in a more realistic and contemporary fashion through oil paintings, wanting to render them as somebody who could possibly pass us by on the street.

Superstitions have always held a core place in Irish culture but as time progresses the mischievous and malevolent spirits that once occupied the spoken word and imagination are being forgotten only to be seen as figures of parody. The lack of faith in this world is something that has left these figures of folklore on the mythological dole queue simply living out a life of ennui.

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