"Unlegendary Heroes": Library Art Exhibition and Poetry Reading

Artwork Geraldine O'Reilly, Poem by Mary O'Donnell
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 18:00 to 20:00
MU Library Foyer

Professor Eeva Leoinonen, Maynooth University President will open the
exhibition "Unlegendary Heroes"  in Maynooth University Library at 18.00 on
Thursday 7th April.

The visual artist/printmaker Geraldine O’Reilly and poet Mary O’Donnell
have collaborated on an exciting project called “Unlegendary Heroes”.
Geraldine selected ten of Mary’s poems and responded in a series of ten
visual images, in watercolour which were then printed using silk screen at
Graphic Studio Dublin. The images can be viewed in the Library Sway

The artwork responding to the poems displays Geraldine O’Reilly’s
acclaimed creative achievement in the manner in which her public has come to
value: sensitive, powerful response to the experiences and moments which
define the everyday, both in Ireland and globally. The poems are taken from
Mary O’Donnell’s highly-praised work in such collections as "Unlegendary
Heroes", "Those April Fevers" and her most recent volume, "Massacre of the Birds".

The launch of the art exhibition will be followed at 19.00 by a reading by Mary O’Donnell.
The event is free but booking is essential, book your space here.

The art exhibition continues in the library foyer for the month of April and is open to the public.