Women of Ireland: Stories we share

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:30 to Friday, January 25, 2019 - 13:00
Library Foyer

This photographic collection is a new and recontextualised Lady Lavery (Cathleen Ni Houlihan, Roisin Dubh). The collection is made by women for women of Ireland. It is a legacy collection. The portraits provide a visionary and respectful view of Irish women in the twenty-first century. The imagery contains personal moments, untold secrets, public and private stories. Those stories include voting rights, politics, religion, disability and access to the workforce in the broader context of women’s relationship to the Irish State. Similarly, themes such as emigration, immigration and asylum-seeking are explored in several portraits. Notwithstanding these important national perspectives, the portraits also reveal the value of friendship, motherhood and family as well as exploring notions of home and belonging. Each portrait acts as both a record of the lives of Irish women, and as an agent of change and encouragement for future generations across the world.