Image: John Halpin

Running 12 April-30 June

The Glucksman
University College Cork, Co. Cork

Opening Hours
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 2-5pm

As a memento, a keepsake, or a document, photography has a close and significant relationship to commemoration. In capturing moments of personal value, the photographic image becomes a record of our shared past, a visual chronicle that is both private memory and public history.

The Parted Veil: Commemoration in photographic practices is an exhibition and publication of Irish artists who use the photographic image to consider ideas of remembrance and celebration, and especially to reflect how intimate experiences express the wider events shaping our contemporary world. A dedicated publication accompanies the exhibition and will feature images from the exhibition, a contextual essay by Adam Hanna, and poems from invited Irish writers Ailbhe Darcy, Vona Groarke, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Billy Ramsell, and Leanne O’Sullivan.

The Glucksman has invited contemporary artists from across the island of Ireland to submit photographic works for inclusion in the exhibition. The selected works explore the relationship between the photographic image and commemoration, the importance of individual perspectives to national discourse, and how our collective memory is shaped through photography.

Featuring work by: Dervla Baker, Lian Bell, Lisa Butterly and Lisa McCormack, David Creedon, Adrian Duncan, Cáit Fahey, John Halpin, Roseanne Lynch, Tom Molloy, Vukasin Nedeljkovic / Asylum Archive, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Miriam O’Connor, James Parkin, Alan Phelan, Amelia Stein, and Mhairi Sutherland.

Curated by Fiona Kearney and Chris Clarke.

The Parted Veil: Commemoration in photographic practices is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, University College Cork, and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.