Multi media exhibition in Tinahely this month
ARTIST Joe Farrell launched his latest exhibition at the Courthouse in Tinahely on Sunday.
The exhibition which is entitled Painting, Photography, Documentary, will run until March 23.
Joe Farrell is an Irish painter, photographer and television documentary director. He initially made social documentary photographs in the 1970s before moving to Canada to study painting in the 1980s.
Returning to Ireland in the mid-Nineties he began directing documentaries for Irish television while continuing to paint and photograph. He has directed documentaries in over 20 countries including Ethiopia, DR Congo, Kenya, Korea and Jamaica.
Joe Farrell: Painting, Photography, Documentary shows the elements of his wide-ranging work and draws on places, events and encounters experienced in 20 years traveling the world and 40 years of image making. The work seeks to bring together the twin tracks of documentation and abstraction that have equal status in his work.
The exhibition includes recent paintings, photographs of Ireland between 1975 and 1982 and between 2012 an 2017, a documentary on the Congo and Ethopia.
His recent painting address the fragile and elusive qualities of memory by attempting to recover and define a sense of the people, places and experiences of his travels.
The documentary on the Congo explores how seemingly never-ending conflict impacts on the people of North Kivu Province in Eastern DR Congo while the one on Ethopia tells the stories of those who survived the famine in Ethiopia in 1984 and the effects of breakneck change and exploding economic growth in this country of over 100 million people. The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9.30 a.m. until 5 p.m. THE PLAY ‘We Don’t Know What’s Buried Here’ will be on at Mermaid Arts Centre on Thursday, February 22 at 8 p.m.
Tina and Bernadette, are digging a hole in the ground. They dig everyday, methodically, looking for what has been hidden from them.
They are Magdalene ghosts. They heard about Tuam on the radio. One of them is digging to find her baby’s bones, the other is digging to expose the truth.
Should they keep digging? Or is it better to leave the truth under the ground, where it belongs?
After all, people who dig to find out what’s buried aren’t treated very well in this country. They risk legal action, and the ruination of their good name. So why keep going?
In their own ways, both characters are trying to JOE Rooney (Father Ted, Killinaskully), Sharon Mannion (Bridget & Eamon) and Danny Kehoe (Moone Boy, Red Rock) will do a night of comedy improv at Whale Theatre in Greystones on Saturday, March 3.
Audience members will tell the comedians where to go, within reason.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are €15 or €12 concession.
To book or for more information go to whaletheatre.ie or call 01 2010550.
Grace Dyas and Doireann Coady.