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Cork City, Co. Cork
22 January - 3 April 2022
ODYSSEYS offers an exploration of journeys through art, from Ancient Greece to 1920s Samoa, with a special focus on Joyce’s own often overlooked relationship with Cork.

Connecting with Joyce’s earlier novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), the exhibition follows Stephen Dedalus’ journey to Cork and his semi-autobiographical experiences there. In addition to references to Dublin and Paris, a chapter from the new documentary, James Joyce: Framed in Cork, will accompany works from the collection by artists Louis le Brocquy and Norah McGuinness, among others.

From its particular focus on James Joyce, ODYSSEYS will also embrace the wider sense of journeys in art, from the mythic to the everyday. Portraits of Burke and Barry in the characters of Ulysses and a companion fleeing from the cave of Polyphemus (c.1776) by James Barry will form the centrepiece of this expanded field.

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Crawford Art Gallery


22 January - 3 April 2022


Start 10:00End 17:00



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Crawford Art Gallery, Emmett Pl, Centre, Cork, Ireland
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