Stable Yard Sculpture Tour

Dorothy Cross, Anthony Gormley, and Niamh O'Malley

Lismore Castle Arts

12 Jul - 23 Aug, 2024

12 Jul - 23 Aug, 2024

Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford


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Join us for a tour of 3 artist’s installations in Lismore Castle’s Stable Yard, with curator Paul McAree.

First exhibited at St Carthage Hall, Lismore in 2014, and now permanently housed at Lismore Castle, Dorothy CrossEye of Shark sees twelve reclaimed cast-iron baths laid out quietly in the Upper Stable yard. Each bath is lined with gold along the scum line where the dirt normally accumulates, suggesting an alchemical transformation from dirt to gold. This line of gold lies at the place where air meets water and beneath the surface of water, below the depths, is home to shark, and housed within a tabernacle on the wall, lies the eye of a shark.

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to announce we have commissioned Niamh O’Malley to create a new permanent artwork for the former stable yard at Lismore Castle. We are delighted to acknowledge the support of the Arts Council via the Commissions Award in the delivery of this ambitious new work. The work formed part of Niamh O’Malley’s presentation at the Venice Biennale in 2022, and has now been permanently installed in the stable yard in Lismore.

Anthony Gormley’s Learning to be I (1992), was for many years installed in the Lower Garden at Lismore Castle, most recently in the Yew Tree Avenue. Now beautifully restored, we invite you to see this familiar figure in its new home in the stable yard.

There will be two Public Tours on Friday 12 July and Friday 23 August.

Book here for 12 July

Book here for 23 August

This event is free, however booking is essential.
Normal garden admission applies.
Meet in the gallery reception area for 1.55pm

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Lismore Castle Arts
Open Daily
Monday to Sunday
10:30am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
15 March – 27 October

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

The Mill
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