‘Language, like’
poetry project

The official opening of ‘Language, like’ curated by Alice Lyons in on Friday, September 5 at 6pm in The Dock.

The official opening of ‘Language, like’ curated by Alice Lyons in on Friday, September 5 at 6pm in The Dock.

An exhibition that walks the line between words and images and raises questions about the nature of the boundary. It features poetry films, an immersive installation and collages-all works that embrace poetry as an essential element in their making.

Moving Lyrics: Four poetry films from the Poetry Project (2013) are featured, a project that invited visual artists to make moving image works based on the poems of some Irish writers.

They include Padraig Cunningham (on a poem by Peter Fallon), Helen Horgan (on a poem by Pat Boran), Stephen Brandes (on a poem by Louis de Paor) and John Halpin (on a poem by Sinéad Morrissey).

The Grammar Tables Garden: For The Dock, Helen Horgan has created an immersive, larger-than-life sculptural garden. This new commission is an attempt to create a movable alphabet out of the image archives of a land and sea journey taken in 2009.

These images, perceived as a set of gestural ‘signs’, share curious formal relations that suggest a language or script.

Dark White: San Francisco-based poet and essayist Linda Norton is also a fluent collagist. This exhibition features her minute and droll ‘paper poems’ and invites the viewer to draw connections across a practice that embraces the verbal and visual.

The exhibition continues until Saturday 1st November.

The Poetry Project was presented as part of the Culture Programme of the EU Presidency, and has been supported by Culture Ireland, with additional support from Foras na Gaelige.

Linda Norton Exhibition sponsored by Cultural Affairs, US Embassy Dublin.

Associated Programme:

- Art Appreciation afternoon with curator Alice Lyons Saturday 5th October from 2 to 3.00pm.

-Poetry and Music performance by Louis de Paor & Ronan Browne Wednesday 22nd October at 8.30pm

The Gallery is open Mon - Fri 10am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am- 5.00pm

Admission is Free.

Further information on: (071) 9650828.