Sirius Arts Centre’s new exhibition ‘Absence of Subject’ photographs by August Sander and Michael Somoroff was mentioned in the Irish Times last Friday 18/4/14. Made possible with the support of Cork County Council, ADMIRA, Feroz Gallery and the Arts Council! Running until 1 June – Gallery hours are: Wed – Fri 11 – 1 & 2 – 5/Sat & Sun 2 – 5/ Mon & Tues closed
Tomorrow 22 June at 2pm Sirius Arts Centre welcomes East Wing Gallery’s, Creative Director Hester Keijser who is also Co-Curator of our present exhibition ‘CRUEL AND UNUSUAL’ – Hester will give a tour of the exhibition and answer questions. Admission is Free and all are welcome.
Image by Yana Payusova – from her work Russian Prison Series
Worldwide Prisons are home to more than 9 million people and their numbers will only increase over the coming decades. But what do our various societies seek to accomplish by locking up such massive numbers of offenders? CRUEL AND UNUSUAL is a collection of revealing and quite unexpected photography illustrating life behind bars. The exhibition looks at the ways the prison system is presented in images and how these images are created, distributed and consumed.
Eleven women photographers have been brought together by curators Hester Keijser and Pete Brook – The exhibition includes the works of Alyse Emdur, Amy Elkins, Araminta De Clermont, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Christiane Feser, Jane Lindsay, Natalie Mohadjer, Deborah Luster, Lizzie Sadin, Yana Pasusova and Lori Waselchuk.
This exhibition was initially shown at Noorderlicht Gallery in Groningen in the Netherlands and a selection was also exhibited at Photoville in Brooklyn New York USA in 2011 – Sirius Arts Centre would like to thank The Arts Council, Cork County Council, Noorderlicht Gallery and Cork Midsummer Festival for their support in brining this exhibition to Ireland.
Gallery hours are Wed – Fri 11am- 1pm & 2pm -5pm/Sat & Sun 2pm – 5pm/Mon & Tues Closed… for more information contact us at 021 481 3790