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Across Boundaries

Across Boundaries

06/07/2015 0
ACROSS BOUNDARIES An exhibition of contemporary art works This year's touring Art of the State exhibition is titled Across Boundaries. It is an exhibition of forty contemporary art works acquired by the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland (DFP) and the OPW in recent years. OPW has been working in co-operation with DFP on our joint art exhibitions since 1997 and the art works included have been purchased by both Departments for public buildings located throughout the island. The title of this year's exhibition refers to the artistic boundaries that the included artists cross...
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Offspring of the Moon

Offspring of the Moon

15/06/2015 0
 Poetry: In the poems of ."The Offspring of the Moon", John W. Sexton speaks to a tradition deeply rooted in the Irish literary imagination: from the oral tales and myths of pre-Christian times, through the gothic horrors of Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker, to the early science-fictional romances of Fitz-James O'Brien and M. P. Shiel. These are poems of the altered mind, the cosmic journey, the daemons and totems of the spirit world, the subversion of logic and science. More excitingly than any other poet presently writing in Ireland, Sexton thinks the world anew. His poems offer a unique, pr...
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