20 July to 13 October 2018
Opening on Thursday 19 July
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The exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger is selected from the collection of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, US (IGHM), the largest Famine-related art collection in the world, including work by American and Irish artists - Daniel Macdonald, James Mahony, Lilian Davidson, Margaret Allen, Howard Helmick, James Brenan, Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, William Crozier, Hughie O’Donoghue, Brian Maguire, Micheal Farrell, Glenna Goodacre, Rowan Gillespie, Alanna O’Kelly and Dorothy Cross.
The exhibition at Uillinn will be accompanied by a programme of education and community events for Skibbereen and West Cork as well as tourists and visitors to the region. These will resonate with the history and legacy of the Famine and also amplify the contemporary themes explored in the exhibition.
The programme includes a West Cork-wide Schools Programme; a series of Artists Residencies in association with the Crawford Art Gallery and UCC; a series of lectures and seminars in partnership with UCC and IGHM; a unique Performance Event by acclaimed Irish artist Alanna O'Kelly; and an Arts for Health project by artist Toma McCullim celebrating the legacy of the 110 Skibbereen girls who emigrated to Australia after the Famine.
4 November to 11 December
Ravens are a permanent presence around our house. When I walk on the mountain ravens fly over to see what is happening and I wonder if they recognise me. In many cultures ravens are a mythic symbol of death or are thought of as messengers or omens.
After my mother died I walked on the mountain and thought about the ravens and how empty it would be if I couldn't hear their cronking. The birds became a metaphor that enabled me to explore my grief.