The Time of Our Lives

(After Hugo Williams)

Gallery & guest artists

14 April -  17 July 2020 

"The future can go and be bloody terrifying on its own for all I care"

The last few weeks have brought us, humankind, to a rare inflection point in our collective history. Rather like our ancestors, who tried to measure the future of their lives at the outbreak of World War, we too find ourselves speculating about a future that seems unknowable. So it is to the past that we turn, either in nostalgic recollection or for a familiarity that is simple in its certainty, to cast the anchor and keep our wits. 

It’s unsurprising that more of us than ever now turn to art, music and literature to interpret our new strange daily lives. Hugo Williams, whose poem The Time of Our Lives, has given us the title of our new exhibition says that poets are different because they are inconsolable. They understand that suffering is at the core of the human condition and are compelled to find meaning in the face of this truth. Williams' seemingly pithy poem is powered by alternating future and present tenses which is an intriguing device to talk about the past; a place where we are having the time of our lives.

 

We have asked our artists to provide a work of art and if they so choose, to include a few lines of commentary on the poem. We hope you remain safe and healthy during this current crisis.

 

Artists Katherine Boucher Beug, Sophia Campbell, Michael Canning, Barrie Cooke, Claire Curneen, Jason Ellis, Paul Gaffney, Liam Flynn, 

Sarah Iremonger, Stephen Lawlor, David Eager Maher,

Ed Miliano, Nick Miller, Hughie O'Donoghue, Laurence Riddell, Jeff Schneider, Amelia Stein, Sasha Sykes, Donald  Teskey, Corban Walker, Sarah Walker,  Samuel Walsh, Keith Wilson.

The Time of Our Lives
The Time of Our Lives

By Hugo Williams

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Katherine Boucher Beug
Katherine Boucher Beug

One White One Acrylic on canvas 61 x 51 cm 2020 €4,500

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Sophia Campbell
Sophia Campbell

Stolen Spring Oil on canvas 40 x 30 cm 2020 €650

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Michael Canning
Michael Canning

Black Oval III Oil on wood panel 24 x 18.5 cm 2013 €950

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Barrie Cooke
Barrie Cooke

Punakaiki Rocks V Oil on canvas 30 x 35 cm 2010 €1,500

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Claire Curneen
Claire Curneen

The Lovers Porcelain & gold lustre 45 h 2020 €3,500

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David Eager Maher
David Eager Maher

Self Isolating Day Seven Oil on paper 42 x 29.7 cm 2020 €3,200

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Jason Ellis
Jason Ellis

Rue Saint Jacques Slate 30 x 25 cm 2020 €3,000

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Liam Flynn
Liam Flynn

Oak Fluted Vessel Broken Line Series #1 29 x 21 cm Ref 135 €4,200

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Paul Gaffney
Paul Gaffney

Untitled #43 Archival pigment print 49 x 61 cm Edition size: 6 + 1 AP 2012 €1,250

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Sarah Iremonger
Sarah Iremonger

‘3 Vessels’ Thailand 250BC; North America 1000AD; Sudan 3500BC Watercolour on paper 38 x 29 cm 2020 €350

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Stephen Lawlor
Stephen Lawlor

Back in Time Acrylic on aluminum  22 x 26 cm 2020 €650

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Ed Miliano
Ed Miliano

Dawn Chorus Mixed media on four wooden panels Each panel 30 x 30 Overall 120 x 30cm €3,000

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Nick Miller
Nick Miller

The Sea 7-1-20 Watercolour on paper 30 x 40 cm  2020 €2,800

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Hughie O'Donoghue
Hughie O'Donoghue

Lavender Field Oil on linen canvas 46 x 46 cm 2018 €12,500

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Laurence Riddell
Laurence Riddell

Infinite Yellow Oil on canvas 30.3 x 25.5 cm 2020 €3,000

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Jeff Schneider
Jeff Schneider

Platform Oil, acrylic, fabric on canvas 106 x 170 cm 2018 €5,000

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Amelia Stein
Amelia Stein

Garden, Laragh Archival Pigment Print on Bamboo Paper 49 X 38 cm     Edition of 5 2020 €950

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Sasha Sykes
Sasha Sykes

Caliology XXX  Mistlethrush nest & resin 24.5 x 24.5 x 18 cm 2015 €5,000

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Donald Teskey
Donald Teskey

A Shout Out to Spring Oil on canvas 70 x 80 cm 2020 €17,500

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Corban Walker
Corban Walker

Untitled (2 x 3 @30˚ Aluminium stack) Rectilinear Aluminium tubing, 116 pieces  40.6 x 50 x 50 cm 2019 €9,600

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Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker

Wind-burnt tree Oil on paper 150 x 150 cm 2020 €4,500

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Samuel Walsh
Samuel Walsh

Tea Acrylic/oil/canvas 80 x 80 cm 2019 €3,750

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Keith Wilson
Keith Wilson

Light Above, 1 Oil on board 20 x 21.5 cm 2020 €950

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