To mark the exhibition's closing, we hosted a panel discussion “Representing the Unrepresentable,” to reflect on Ireland's Great Hunger and famine today. This sold-out event took place at the Skibbereen Town Hall where historian Peter Murray was joined by noted panelists, including humanitarian Bob Geldof, artist Dorothy Cross, historian Catherine Krouan, and journalist and academic Mick Foley.
“Yet, when we consider the art of others today, we realise that, albeit 170 years later, the famine has indeed been represented, and with ‘Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger’ and the great silence...is no more,” said Niamh O'Sullivan, curator of the exhibition in West Cork.
Thank you to West Cork Arts Centre and its community for your incredible welcome this summer, and helping to share our story. We're now looking forward to the next chapter of our time in Ireland, at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry next January.