This exhibition features 19 pictures of people from the 1916 Four Courts Garrison along with photos of their descendants.
If you don’t like spots full of tourists then you will love this one! This is the reason why I like it: when I bring someone here, I’m pretty sure they haven’t come before (they may have just seen it from the Luas, which is not long enough to appreciate it).
It is not in the very center of the city, however it is just about 20 minutes of walking away or you can get also here with the Luas tram (“Museum” is the closest stop).
This is not the first time “The Complex” creates an artwork at this same spot in Benburb Street, they previously also had “Complexions”, which was substituted by “Relative”.
Here I quote some words about the exhibition from Vanessa Fielding, Artistic Director at “The Complex”:
‘Paddy Holahan, grandson of Patrick Holahan, one of the volunteer leaders, contacted The Complex to collaborate on an artistic piece for the relatives of the 1916 Four Courts Volunteers. We responded with this concept of photographs, showing a living relative alongside a volunteer, revealing the emancipation of the living relative, achieved by the brave actions of the volunteer. It was generously commissioned in partnership with the Law Society of Ireland’.
I hope you like it and surprise your friends with this spot 🙂