Mar Ná Beidh Ár Leithéidí Arís Ann | Our Likes Will Never Be There Again

Artwork inspired by the satirical novel An Béal Bocht by Myles na gCopaleen (Flann O Brien) – A bad story about the hard life

Féile na Bealtaine, The Round House, An Lab, John St, Dingle 27th April – 1st May Launch: 5pm, 27th April

This exhibition uses stereoscopes and printmaking to explore the symbiotic relationship we have as a country with the tourism industry using the novel for reference as well as important landscapes of the the 20th century (for example Paul Henry) and vintage souvenir postcards. This is an interactive exhibition, the public will be able to handle the stereoscopes to view the 3D images inside. The collection of fine art prints have been hand pulled from plates using a variety of techniques including aquatint, sugarlift, drypoint, embossing and collography.

This has been an ongoing project for a number of years. Deirdre McKenna received the Madgie Hughie Eoin Scholarship in 2013 to spend some time at Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc in Donegal. The work developed here as well as through Meitheal Eitseála in West Kerry and Cork Printmakers. The artist is very grateful for the great support received from Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

Saothar ealaíona a spreagadh ón úrscéal cáiliúil An Béal Bocht le Myles na gCopaleen – Drochscéal ar an drochshaol.

Féile na Bealtaine, An Tigh Cruinn, An Lab, Sr. Eoin, An Daingean 27 Aibreán – 1 Bealtaine Seoladh: 5.00i.n., 27ú Aibreán

Ag baint usáid as steiréascóip agus priontál, tá an taispeántas seo ag déanamh fiosrú ar an gcaidreamh siombóiseach atá againn mar thír le tionscal na turasóireachta, ag déanamh tagairt don leabhar, maraon le healaíontóir tábhachtach tírdhreacha na 20ú haoise (mar shampla Paul Henry agus a leithéid) agus le sean chártaí poist cuimhneacháin. Taispeántas idirghníomhach a bheidh ann. Beidh an pobal ábalta na steiréascóip a láimhseáil chun íomhánna faoi leith a fheiscint trí ghléas lámhdéanta. Bailiúchán eitseála atá anseo atá láimhdéanta ag baint úsáid as modhanna éagsúla mar shampla: uiscimriú (aquatint), sú meala (sugarlift), turbheara (drypoint), cabhraíocht (embossing) agus callagrafaíocht (collography).

Cuireadh tús leis an saothar seo nuair a fuair Deirdre McKenna cuireadh, in éineacht le Ciara McKenna, taispeántas beirte a chur i láthair ag An Lab, Ionad Ealaíona na Gaeilge sa Daingean sa bhliain 2012. Ó shin tháinig forbairt ar an saothar i gCló Ceardlann na gCnoc i dTír Chonaill, trí Scoláireacht Madgie Hughie Eoin 2013, i stiúideo priontála Meitheal Eitseála sa Daingean agus anois i Cork Printmakers. Cuireadh sparánacht ar fáil chun an saothar seo a fhorbairt ó Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

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