The Olivier Cornet Gallery is reopening on Tuesday 1st December.
Their current exhibition, Nickie Hayden’s solo show, SANCTUARY, is a must see.
This exhibition and installation is a response to a poem written by the American poet Peter Money, who was taught by Allen Ginsberg. I was introduced to Money while working towards a previous exhibition that was run in the James Joyce Centre. In Peter Money’s work, I found an echo of something that I was very familiar with. The poem I am responding to is called ‘To The Lady in Pink Standing On Top The Bridge’. This poem describes a girl wearing a pink dress on Brooklyn Bridge. It looks as though she may jump from the bridge, and there is a person in a taxi watching this unfold. It is up to the reader to decide whether the girl decides to jump or not, and this forms the basis of the idea for my exhibition. In my interpretation she does not jump, and so the pink dress represents her sanctuary. It is this sanctuary, nourishment and inner strength that I have represented in this new body of work.
The show runs till 13 December.
Also Kelly Ratchford’s series The Covidians is worth special attention.
As visiting will be restricted to a limited number at any one time, they would prefer you to call/text or email them to let them know what time would suit you during the following opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 6pm (until 8pm on Thursdays).
No need to book on Saturday and Sunday: The gallery is open from 12 noon to 5pm.
Their exhibitions continue to be available in their 3D Virtual Space if you are not in a position to travel. Please also note that they are maintaining their ‘click and collect service’ – with curbside pickup – if you purchase a work and pay online through their SumUp system, by phone or internet banking and prefer not to enter their premises.