On 3rd February 2016 a group visited the Crawford Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork, to have a guided tour of the exhibiton: “The Language of Dreams”.
This exhibition focused on the Irish artists of the 20th Century who were influenced by mysticism and the fantastical. We were guided through the exhibition, from the Theosophists of the Celtic Twilight through the surrealists and the quasi abstract, such as Mary Swanzy, Gerard Dillon, Brian Boydell et al. All present agreed that the guided tour was of great benefit in understanding and contextualising the paintings and sculpture on view.
Due to limit on numbers by the gallery, not everyone who applied got a place on this tour. Further visits to future exhibitions will be arranged.
Here are the members of the committee for the 2015/16 year:
Velda Ó Brádaigh (Chairperson)
Mari Dennehy (Secretary)
Marie Power (Deputy Chairperson)
Clare Bradley (Treasurer)
Pádraig Ó Connaill
As in previous years, the lunch at Hayfield Manor proved very popular with our members. The lunch was held on 12th December, with well over 100 attending. Entertainment on arrival was provided by our wonderful Choir, conducted by Mary O’Brien. Warm punch in the foyer added to the festive cheer!
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