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A  publication has been produced in association with this exhibition  with  texts by Fiona Fullam, Rod Stoneman and Helen Carey. This can be purchased from box office or by contacting galleries@visualcarlow.ie or

This unique catalogue was designed by PureDesigns, each essay is a limited edition newspaper, which all fold into each other, contained within a specially designed folder.
published by Visual Carlow, 2012 ISBN978-1-907537-07-3
More information on the posters is below on this page.

Helen Carey’s curatorial enquiries concern the relationships that History has with the Contemporary. Her work with Brian Duggan began when she invited him on residency when she was inaugural Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, and this developed and expanded on her return to Dublin. She continues her independent projects and practice concerning Memory and Commemoration, and currently holds the position of Curator / Director of Limerick City Gallery of Art. Previous work includes Public Art Commissioning in Bristol and London, and Executive Director at Galway Arts Centre.

Fiona Fullam is a writer and artist living in Dublin. She has BA degrees in Modern Languages and Fine Art, a masters in German and MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT. She is currently secretary of AICA, Ireland and associate editor for JAR. She recently completed a Curatorial Fellowship at IADT, where she now teaches part-time. Her practice includes curating and organising discursive events, exploratory talks and seminars, including The Art/Writing Talks Series in Autumn of 2010 and Art Criticism Now for The LAB, May 2011. Fiona has published writing in Rubric, Visual Artists’ News Sheet, News Views, Review, Fugitive Papers, as well as writing numerous catalogue essays / parallel texts to accompany exhibitions. She has recently given presentations and/or talks at IMMA (April 2011), The Joinery (March 2011), The Goethe Institut (Jan 2011), in Prague (Nov 2011), and The Drawing Project (Mar 2012). Fiona has taken part in several collaborative projects in England curated by David Berridge, and is currently collaborating with German artist Tine Melzer and working on a publication to respond to her Art/Writing Talks Series. Fiona’s work has been shown at many venues in Ireland, as well as at The Tate Modern, London, The Berlin Reading Room and in Prague.

Rod Stoneman is the Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board until September 2003 and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television in the United Kingdom. He has made a number of documentaries, including Ireland: The Silent Voices, Italy: the Image Business, 12,000 Years of Blindness and The Spindle, and has written extensively on film and television. He is the author of Chávez: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised; A Case Study of Politics and the Media and the coeditor of ‘The Quiet Man’... and Beyond: Reflections on a Classic Film, John Ford and Ireland (with Seán Crosson) and Scottish Cinema Now (with Jonathan Murray and Fidelma Farley).

Ella Watson, Taken in the 1880s or earlier. Date and photographer Unknown.

The installation also contained fourteen new A2 posters created by the artist and Padraig Cunningham. Created specifically for this project they mixed archival material from the Johnson county war, material from the Banditti of the plains (1894), Nate Champion’s final hand written letter before he was shot, contemporary quotes from generation emigration from the Irish Times, and finally texts from a recent study of emigrants in Ireland and specifically homeless Polish men living rough in Dublin in 2012 by Focus Ireland.