Peoples Republic Of Cork

The New Past By Bennie Reilly

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.

Wed 14 Aug - Fri 30 Aug 2019 (event has already taken place)
10am
FREE

Bennie Reilly’s work has always dealt with aspects of the natural world and its peculiarities. Her latest exhibition, The New Past, is a collection of paintings and sculptural objects that present a flux of both accepted and questionable historical fact. Informed by an interest in museology, it is built upon an eclectic accumulation of curios and photographic research.

Reilly said, “The origin of these objects and images are amalgams of place and time, giving lie to their casual suggestion of archival certainty. By the acts of collecting, hoarding, classifying (or reclassifying), melding and mixing objects within a museological framework, I want to create artefacts to perplex the archaeologists of the future.”

Reilly, who studied fine art at IADT Dun Laoghaire and graduated from Kingston University in 2008 with an MA in illustration, has visited and photographed the collections of over thirty museums throughout Europe and the US. Her most recent research trip to Philadelphia and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in 2017 was funded by the Thomas Dammann Jnr Memorial Trust. Her

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Venue Info


Triskel Arts Centre

Tobin Street, Cork (off South Main Street)
+353 (021) 4272022

www.triskelartscentre.ie




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