Irish Rep celebrates the events of April 1916 with the first exhibition in the new Irish Rep Gallery
by Geraldine O’Sullivan
May 25- June 26, 2016
Tuesday-Saturday, 12-7pm, Sunday 12-4
This art exhibition of lifescape collages entitled ” 16 Letters ” is based on letters carefully selected from the public digital database, called the “1916 Letters Project”, in which there are 2,400 letters, written during the momentuous events prior to, during and after the Easter Rising and the First World War – between November 1915 and Spring 2017.
The letters sent to, from and within Ireland give a sense of profound context to the extraordinary and ordinary historical events of this time. The lifescapes portray the personal and subjective written testimonies of the writers, within the wider context of contemporary events during this pivotal period in Irish history and transform the ordinary everyday banalities of life into multi-layered images.
Presented in collaboration with Salon Éire 100.