This exciting and instructive exhibition includes paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture by Ireland’s leading contemporary artists that have been on or in (or just beyond) Gallery Press publications for more than half a century. Also featured are a number of American artists, some showing their work for the first time in Europe.
A series of public events includes a tour of the exhibition with the show’s curator (and publisher of The Gallery Press) Peter Fallon HRHA and public interviews with featured artists Donald Teskey RHA, Martin Gale RHA and Michael Kane. Much of the work included in Cover Versions has never been seen in public before.
Artists: Basil Blackshaw, Brian Bourke HRHA, Diarmuid Breen, Michael Coady, Melanie Ciccone, Barrie Cooke, Jack Coughlin, Gerard Dillon, Mary Donnolly, Mollie Douthit, Felim Egan, Timothy Engelland, Megan Eustace, Jim Fitzpatrick, Martin Gale RHA, Letitia Hamilton RHA, James Hanley RHA, Pat Harris RHA, Patrick Hennessy, Suella Holland, Michael Kane, Cecil King, Stephen Lawlor, John Lennon, Kate MacDonagh, Sadie Mackey, Constance Markievicz, Clement McAleer, Maeve McCarthy RHA, Seán McSweeney, Jeffrey Morgan, Carolyn Mulholland RHA, Janet Mullarney, Tony O’Malley, Rachel Parry, Mary Farl Powers, John Shinnors, Camille Souter HRHA, Amelia Stein RHA, Donald Teskey RHA, Jennifer Trouton and Charles Tyrrell ARHA
Basil Blackshaw, Portrait of Brian Friel, 1981, oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm
Martin Gale RHA, Portrait of Seamus Heaney, 2014, watercolour on paper, 28 x 38 cm
Diarmuid Breen, The Reader, 2021, oil on canvas, 47 x 61.5 cm
John Lennon, John and Yoko, Amsterdam Hilton, 1969, marker on notepaper, 13.5 x 19.5 cm
John Shinnors, Study for Michael Hartnett, 1990, oil canvas on panel, 23.5 x 21 cm
Rachel Parry, …so he gave his wife a pair of beautiful silver hands, 2003, bronze, silver, fur, 6 x 23 x 18 cm
Michael Kane, Study after de Hooch, 1981, woodcut, 17.5 x 12.5 cm
Constance Markievicz, In the N.D.U., 1923, watercolour, 48 x 40 cm