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Kinship – Dorothy Cross

September 16, 2023 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Returning a body to Egypt

Dorothy Cross is an acclaimed Irish artist known for her thought-provoking work. She has represented Ireland at prestigious art events like the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, and Liverpool Biennial. Her artwork can be found in collections such as Tate Modern and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Cross is represented by the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin and Frith Street Gallery in London.

She is working on a project to return a mummified body, which has been in Ireland for over a century, back to Egypt. This endeavor follows her previous works like “Ghostship,” where she painted a lightship with phosphorous paint, and “Heartship,” featuring a human heart on an Irish naval vessel. Cross’s art explores themes of time, transformation, and the interplay between art, nature, and human experiences. Her diverse creations include gilded shark-skins, jellyfish drawings, operas in unconventional settings, and a silver cast of a kiss. Her work grips with its thoughtfulness and evocative exploration of the world around us.

Sponsored by: The Quay House


September 16, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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