The Lie of the Land

An exhibition featuring works by Helen Devitt (Cork), Kenneth O’Halloran (Dublin/L.A), Adrian Duncan (Dublin/Berlin) and Jill Quigley (Belfast)

Curated by Miranda Driscoll.

Opening Wednesday 11 February 7pm
Exhibition runs until Sunday 22 March 2015

The Lie of the Land; a multi-part project that will take place at Sirius Arts Centre in
Cobh, Co. Cork, will encompass an exhibition and a reading / listening night. The project
examines the idea that there are certain materialities (both in the work and in the
landscape) that seem to serve as cultural remnants. These remnants can sometimes
define a certain Irish aesthetic in the landscape, or what might be perceived as one.
Tackling well-trodden arguments around the monument, the ruin and modernity in
Irish landscape and architecture, the project considers perceptions of contemporary
rural Ireland as shown through visual art and writing. The Lie of the Land is curated by Miranda Driscoll and features work from Adrian Duncan, both alumni of the art in the Contemporary World Masters programme.

The Lie of the Land Reading/Listening Night
Friday 27 February 7pm

To accompany the Lie of the Land exhibition, this reading / listening event will include
a reading of short stories from Cork based writer Sara Baume and Berlin based artist
Adrian Duncan. In addition to this, radio producers Kevin Brew (RTÉ Radio 1) and Luke
Clancy (Soundsdoable / RTÉ Lyric FM’s Culture File) will play sound and stories from the
radio archive reflecting their experience of the Irish landscape. The event will include an
informal discussion. More info here