Contradictory Senses

Aideen Barry, Maud Cotter, Robert Dunne, Roseanne Lynch, Orla McKeever, Emma Wolf-Haugh
Curated by Pádraig Spillane

St Carthage Hall

03 Sept - 02 Oct, 2022

03 Sept - 02 Oct, 2022

St Carthage Hall, Lismore Co. Waterford

Saturdays & Sundays, 12-5pm.

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Curated by Pádraig Spillane, Contradictory Senses explores artistic approaches to modernist legacies with Aideen Barry, Maud Cotter, Robert Dunne, Roseanne Lynch, Orla McKeever, Emma Wolf-Haugh. The exhibition will be accompanied by a text by Sarah Hayden.


The exhibition's vantage point considers the intersections such responses hold toward what shapes the contemporary world. Through tactics of revisiting and reinterpreting, the artworks gathered bring attention to what affects and constructs lived experience.

The exhibition title - Contradictory Senses - is taken from Raymond Williams' examination of the word 'improve' in his 1976 text Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society.

Join us for a tour beginning at 3pm at St. Carthage Hall to see Contradictory Senses, followed by a short walk to see Origins at The Mill, departing St Carthage Hall at 4pm.

Image: Robert Dunne, Untitled, 2019, plaster, wood, metal, 26 x 30 x 40 cm

Image (banner & homepage): Emma Wolf-Haugh, Lesbian flaneuring Unité d'habitation March 27, 2019

Install views below taken by Jed Niezgoda.

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Lismore Castle Arts
Closed for the winter
Reopening March 2024
Monday to Sunday
10:30am – 5:30pm
March – October

St Carthage Hall
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Reopening March 2024
Saturdays and Sundays
12pm – 5pm during exhibitions
Other times by appointment

The Mill
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