Free Summer Talks in the NLI : WEEK 4

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, here are the first two speakers.

Rob Goodbody

Tuesday 25th August

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What industrial heritage ?

Yes, Ireland does have industrial heritage – lots of it!   This lunchtime session introduces the wide variety of a heritage that is all around us.

Venue:National Library of Ireland

Time:1-2pm

Rob Goodbody is a historic building consultant who has carried out extensive research on buildings nationwide. He has published several books, including The Metals, and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas for Dublin in the period 1756 to 1847. He won the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland’s award for publication.

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Eve Parnell (NCAD)

Thursday 27th August

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The Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library

Venue:National Library of Ireland

Time:1-2pm

Eve Parnell studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, leading to a BA degree in fine art in 2002. Among her many exhibitions before 2008 was one at the Arts Club, Mayfair, London, in 2004, and another at the Oscar Wilde House of the American College in Dublin in 2007. Since 2009 she has continued to exhibit at other venues like Stratford-Upon-Avon (UK) in 2009, and the National Gallery of Ireland in 2011. On the continent she has shown at the Irish Embassy in Berlin in 2011 and 2014, at the Town Hall, Burgwedel (Germany) in 2014, and at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome in 2013. Now in Turku she presents Irish art before a Finnish audience.

Example of College Registers Dublin Metropolitan School of Art

Example of College Registers Dublin Metropolitan School of Art

Her work over the years has had a conceptual content as well as a strong technical delivery. This is equally true of her current solo show in Finland. She welcomes unconventional exhibiting locations in which to show her work. For example, at the Wicklow Head lighthouse by the Irish coast she put up a display of flags using the maritime code of flag signals.  The display area of the exhibition in Finland, supported by the Embassy of Ireland, is a sail training ship.


coloured design for stained glass within the panel tracery of a pointed arch window IENIVAL EC118

coloured design for stained glass within the panel tracery of a pointed arch window IENIVAL EC118

 

Image from NIVAL Exhibition

Image from NIVAL Exhibition

In a letter about Eve Parnell’s work the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins wrote

“I have had the pleasure of viewing some of Eve’s work and have been deeply impressed by her creativity; and by the manner in which she constantly sees the extraordinary in the ordinary, causing us to view everyday objects with a new and more finely tuned vision. In this exhibition Eve continues to focus on the themes of Compassion, Freedom and Respect; bringing to her work the imagination, innovation and beautiful precision which are so central to all that she creates. Eve is an artist of whom we can be very proud indeed; an artist whose talent has the power to awaken creativity in others and to alter the way in which they see and imagine the world around them.”

Michael D. Higgins,

President of Ireland


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