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Altered Images, South Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel

South Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Altered Images comprises artworks from the Collections of South Tipperary County Council, Mayo County Council and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition includes work by artists Thomas Brezing, David Creedon, Alice Maher, Caroline McCarthy and Abigail O’Brien, with especially commissioned works by Amanda Coogan and Daphne Wright. 
 
Accessible, interactive and inclusive in ethos, Altered Images aims to stimulate engagement with the visual arts for the general public and particularly for disabled people. The idea that a visual art exhibition should be accessible to all is not a new one, most museums and galleries have an access programme that enables people with disabilities to experience art works. However, the idea of selecting an entire exhibition with an emphasis on accessibility in a multi-dimensional way is relatively new in Ireland. The exhibition aims to enhance people’s engagement with the works through the tactility of relief models, by listening to the audio and artists descriptions and by viewing the sign language interpretation by Amanda Coogan.

   

Amanda Coogan, Seven Steps, 2009, Film work, Dimensions variable, Commission Irish Museum of Modern Art, South Tipperary County Council and Mayo County Council, 2009, © Amanda Coogan

Caroline McCarthy, The Luncheon, 2002, Photograph of wet toilet paper sculpture (Sculpture: toilet paper of varying colour, water, black bin-bags, real stalks, fake flies, disposable tableware), 196 x 114 cm , Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donated by A.I.B., 2002

Altered Images works on many levels. Firstly, curatorial decisions were taken to ensure a cohesive body of work. The selected works all make reference to classical or art historical sources either in the method of depiction or their subject matter. While each of the partner organisations has very different Collections in terms of capacity and the period of time they have been collecting, it was agreed at the outset that each would be represented equally. Each art work is accompanied by a multi-sensory display in order to provide meaningful access.

In addition, an audio CD and Braille documentation of the large-print exhibition catalogue are available on request. Sign language tours are available by arrangement and an accessible website for the project can be found at (External) arrow link" hspace="0" src="/en/siteimages/arrow2.gif" align="baseline" border="0" /> (External) http://www.alteredimages.ie/  

Altered Images will tour to Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo from 14 August – 30 September 2009 and to the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2010.

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South Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
Tel: 052 34550, Email: museum@southtippcoco.ie
Website: (External) arrow link" hspace="0" src="/en/siteimages/arrow2.gif" align="baseline" border="0" /> (External) www.southtippcoco.ie

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