On Sunday morning of the Festival (19 August) we have three fantastic talks all of which show how history can be mediated through art.
Peter Murray, former Director of Cork’s Crawford Art Gallery, will speak about George Victor du Noyer. Murray co-curated the exhibition about du Noyer at the Crawford earlier this year and then transferred to Dublin. http://www.crawfordartgallery.ie/Du-Noyer.html
Following Peter we have Dr Niamh O’Sullivan, curator of the very powerful Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger exhibition, currently at the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen.This exhibition brings the largest collection of Famine-inspired art to Ireland from the Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in the US. https://www.artandthegreathunger.org/
And then we have National Gallery of Ireland curator Niamh MacNally speaking about the Irish artist Margaret Clarke (nee Crilley), about whom she curated a very successful exhibition at the National Gallery in 2017.