Exhibition Opening: Friday 5 October at 7pm.
In this colourful exhibition, a group of artists from Galway and Clare have come together to create contemporary, visual interpretations of the classic tale ‘M’Asal Beag Dubh’ by Pádraic Ó Conaire. In its simplest form, M’Asal Beag Dubh is an account of the purchase of a donkey by Ó Conaire from a travelling family. In its broadest sense, it is an historical account of an Ireland almost 100 years ago. The 11 artists taking part in this venture, using a variety of media, are Johanna Cooke, Eleanor Duggan, Joan Finnegan, Kaye Maahs, Collette McHugh, Stephanie McLaughlin, Hilary Morley, Deirdre Murphy, Hugh Murphy, Noreen O’Sullivan and Rachel Varden.
Drawing on their individual life experiences and artistic practices, the artists have used the story as a means of reflecting on the past and developing a deeper understanding of the present. The project was facilitated by independent curator, Joanna McGlynn and supported by Galway’s Great Read 2017.
The M’Asal Beag Dubh’ exhibition was originally shown in Galway City Library last year and is now happily travelling to Kinvara, to the town where Ó Conaire’s tale begins, and where indeed he first saw ‘M’Asal Beag Dubh’ (his little black donkey).
For further information please contact:
Joanna McGlynn 086-877 4710 / email@example.com.
The project was initiated for Galway’s Great Read 2017, supported by Galway Public Libraries.