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Armagh County Museum

Exhibition information

Stray Sod – an Art Exhibition by Orlaith Cullinane

This exhibition was a result of a 10 month residency which took a fresh look at one of Ireland’s strongest museum collections.  It underlined how a user led democratised approach to collections interpretation can cast new light on the familiar and create original narratives and debates.

During her residency local artist Orlaith Cullinane explored the collection from a new perspective. It was an enlightening way to observe well known objects in an unexpected way.  They became animated participants rather than objects to be catalogued and labelled.  Each piece is a representation of the artist’s interpretation of the object.

List of Works

1 A Magic Lantern and a Red Cloak charcoal and chalk on paper 77 x 60 cm
2 Chatelaine oil on canvas 77 x 61 cm
3 The Cosh oil on canvas 61 x 77 cm
4 Shadow Substance pen and chalk on paper 40 x 176 cm
5 The Weight Of The Sky I watercolour, acrylic, copper leaf on zerkall paper 64 x 82 cm
6 The Weight Of The Sky II watercolour, acrylic, copper leaf on zerkall paper 71 x 81 cm
7 The Weight Of The Sky III watercolour, acrylic, copper leaf on zerkall paper 75 x 83 cm
8 Talisman I, The Knuckleduster charcoal, conté on toned paper 33 x 50 cm
9 Talisman II, The Pygmy Vessel charcoal, conté on toned paper 33 x 50 cm
10 Written in Ink and Bound in Skin I charcoal, acrylic ink, paper 37 x 65 cm
11 Written in Ink and Bound in Skin II charcoal, acrylic ink, paper 50 x 227 cm
12 Written in Ink and Bound in Skin III charcoal, acrylic ink, paper 50 x 174 cm
13 Tongues Will Wag charcoal on paper 50 x 78 c