Modern Irish Landscapes

Modern Irish Landscapes

Date: 5th Feb 2015 - 20th Feb 2015
Time: Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre

Mary O'Connor - Modern Irish Landscapes

 5-20 February 2015

James Barry Exhibition centre


Mary O'Connor
CIT Registrar's Prize Exhibition

James Barry Exhibition Centre
CIT Bishopstown Campus

5-20 February 2015


Official Opening Wednesday 4 Feb, 7pm. All Are Welcome.


The changing landscape of North West Cork is the driving influence in CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Graduate Mary O’Connor’s work. This is a landscape pockmarked with the remnants of a stalled building boom and the advancing sentinels of the next phase of technological progress. The modern visible structures of power and communication are gathering in hilltop colonies, appearing overnight in familiar views, or protruding behind houses, collecting and connecting.

O’Connor's carefully layered paintings examine the impact and legacy of these developments, and ask how this altered landscape will be regarded by future generations.


"I am looking at the legacy that we as a nation are leaving behind us to our environment, in particular the man-made objects in our surroundings. Pylons and wind farms are intruding on our landscape. In the next generation will they just be seen as part of the landscape? My work portrays this as perhaps a dawn of a new day, a new era."

This exhibition is part of the CIT Registrar’s Prize. The prize includes the purchase of work for the CIT Collection, and support from CIT Arts Office to present a solo show in the year following graduation. This will be Mary O’Connor’s debut solo exhibition.


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