Susan Buttner, Stuff I Have, 2020, photograph, courtesy the artist, Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford
TEXT/ Lismore and Beyond Exhibition for Culture Night 2020
Images of daily life mostly submitted through social media; invited responses from Irish-based artists who have previously had a connection with LCA; and artworks from the Lismore Castle collection, which have a resonance with the current times. This pairing of new and very current images alongside historic work suggests that artists have always closely investigated our relationship with the simple, the routine, the every day, and of course, the quiet contemplation that Lismore itself has always offered artists and visitors. The exhibition hints at an optimism, at the opportunity to re-evaluate our routines and priorities.