Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger in Skibbereen
THE world's largest collection of Famine-related art, Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger, is open to the public at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen.
The exhibition opening follows a very successful residency at Dublin Castle earlier this year. Sent by Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University– its permanent home in Connecticut – the collection features selected artworks from 50 of Ireland's most eminent artists, including Jack B Yeats, Alanna O’Kelly, Robert Ballagh, Dorothy Cross and William Crozier.
Described as 'ground zero' of the Famine, this unique exhibition resonates deeply with the people of Skibbereen and the surrounding areas of West Cork.
The exhibition will run until October 13th.