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Sean Lynch: Panel Discussion and Publication Launch

26th September 2019

18:00 - View all performance times

John Hansard Gallery , 142-144 Above Bar Street

Information: 023 8059 2158

Alongside his current John Hansard Gallery exhibition, join the artist for an informal discussion with Andrew Russel, Archaeology Unit Manager, Ancient Monuments Officer and War Memorials Officer at Southampton City Council, Joanne Laws Features Editor, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, with an introduction to the evening by John Hansard Gallery’s Exhibition’s Curator, Nadia Thondrayen.

On the evening we will also be launching Lynch's new publication, featuring an essay by acclaimed author Kevin Barry (author of the highly acclaimed novel City of Bohane and two short-story collections, Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms), and further writings by the artist himself.

A Murmur, Repeated is a new exhibition by Sean Lynch (b.1978, Kerry, Ireland) that explores Southampton's urban fabric and Ireland's bardic tradition. Alongside a varied collection of artefacts, props and sculptures, Lynch presents a new film shot in Southampton with collaborators Gina Moxley and Timmy Creed. In this film, a 17th century Irish bard travels through time to contemporary Southampton. Through the ensuing surreal narrative, the bard encounters an abandoned Toys R Us car park, Southampton's geothermal power plant, budget hotels and city centre streetscape.

Lynch’s central characters are caught between the desire to fit into our contemporary world and the seemingly more liberal and poetic life of the past. Along the way they offer up many opinions about the construction of public space and the role of history.

Event Dates

Dates Performance Duration Tickets Links
26 Sep 2019 - 18:00 2 hours Free Book Tickets

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