Amanda Dunsmore: David

Friday 17 January – Saturday 5 April 2014
Amanda Dunsmore: David | Friday 17 January – Saturday 5 April 2014 | Crawford Art Gallery

Opening Reception Thursday 16 January 6 – 8pm

In the Crawford Art Gallery’s dedicated screening room David (2013) by Amanda Dunsmore depicts Senator David Norris, a leading Irish campaigner for gay rights, a humanist, a conservationist and academic. Dunsmore’s silent video portrait films Senator Norris sat composed, surrounded by books and the remnants of Joyce related activities in the attic of the James Joyce Centre, Dublin. This unique portrait allows time for the audience to experience the person behind Senator Norris’s public personality. The study of stillness and his silence reveals perhaps more about the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community that he has advocated for.

Amanda Dunsmore spent a year engaging with the older LGBT community in County Galway. The aim of the residency was to connect with this group of people who have lived through dramatic changes in Irish society, and create a piece of work which will reflect their lives and experiences. David was created as part of the Galway County Council Public Art Residency Programme -­‐ Artist in Residence with Galway’s Older LGBT Community.

Friday 17 January – Saturday 5 April 2014
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place, Cork
Telephone: +353 21 4805042
info@crawfordartgallery.ie
www.crawfordartgallery.ie
Opening hours / start times:
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free

 
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