Wed Feb 14 2018
Under The Goldie Fish Views Of Cork From The Collection
Crawford Art Gallery
Our exhibition takes its title from Cork born playwright and novelist, Cónal Creedon’s cult radio programme and draws upon the Gallery’s collection of artworks which can be found, geographically, under the gaze of the famous golden fish.
Most of the work shown is topographical: landscapes, studies of architectural interest or result from the artist’s need to record a familiar view– perhaps pivotal to the artist’s own life story. It also tells of changes within the city.
Works include the iconic John Butts’ View of Cork (c. 1750), a panoramic view of the city seen from an elevated position north of the River Lee- an amalgamation of two separate viewpoints; Nathaniel Grogan’s Whipping the Herring (c.1800) to contemporary interpretations by Eileen Healy and Harry Moore. It also features The Busy Interior of the Old Queen's Castle Department Store (1848) by Robert Lowe Stopford, a recent addition to the collection.
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