In Real Life

A magpie stands side on to the viewer, his head raised inquisitively. The blue on his wings shines through.
Paula Pohli (b.1955), The Magpie, 2017. Presented, the Artist, in memory of her husband Walter Pohli, 2020. © Paula Pohli.

17 August - 24 November 2024
Print Gallery | Admission free

In Real Life celebrates the beauty and fragility of nature through drawings and paintings from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Spanning the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, works on paper by artists as diverse as Aelbert Cuyp, Fiona Kelly, Barbara Rae, Michael Wann and Emil Nolde include closely observed studies, topographical views and poetic interpretations. Recent works on loan from four Irish artists – Bridget Flannery, David Lunney, Fiona McDonald and Angie Shanahan – complement the works from the Gallery’s collection. Together, the historical and contemporary artworks explore the beauty of the ordinary and the role of art in focusing attention on nature at risk.

Curator: Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints & Drawings

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