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Artist Discussion / Daphne Wright & Angela Griffith (TRIARC) TCD     

Saturday 10 March 2018, 2.00pm, Robert Emmet Hall, TCD

Daphne Wright, artist and exhibition curator of The Ethics of Scrutiny joins Angela Griffith,  The Irish Art Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, in a conversation that explore Wright's role as curator, her response to the work of Lucian Freud and her own artistic practice. The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by artist Daphne Wright, is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project - a five-year loan of 52 works by renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011). 

This artist's discussion will be introduced by Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, IMMA. The event coincides with  ‘Shadows and Lights; Women in Irish Visual Culture’ discussion series, now in it's seventh year and is a key feature of the Department of History of Art and Architecture and TRIARC outreach programme. Presented in conjunction with the IMMA & TCD TRIARC Lucian Freud Talk Series October 2017 to April 2018.


IMMA Collection: Freud Project:  The Ethics of Scrutiny, Curated by Daphne Wright                        

The Ethics of Scrutiny places Freud’s paintings alongside the work of writers Emily Dickinson, John Berger and Lydia Davis, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and artists Gwen John, Kathy Prendergast, Wiebke Siem, Marlene Dumas and Thomas Schütte, The Ethics of Scrutiny calls into question how we see ourselves, how our gazes fall onto one another, and importantly how our identities shift over the cycle of time. The exhibition sees the addition of two major works by Freud, Two Brothers from Ulster, 2001, and Man in a Silver Suit, 1998.

About Speakers

Daphne Wright, born 1963, Ireland is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London, and was elected as a member of the Aosdána, in 2011. She lives and works in Dublin and Bristol. Wright has exhibited extensively in England and Ireland since 1994, with solo exhibitions at many venues including, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Douglas Hyde Gallery, 2002, Nonsense with Death, Sligo Art Gallery, 2001, and Daphne Wright, Limerick City Art Gallery, 2006, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1994, The New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery and The Lowry, 2001. She has also participated in various group exhibitions at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2008, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2000, P.S.1, New York, 1999, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1997, and Tate Liverpool, 1995. Commissions include Ham House, Trust New Art, Hanbury House, Worcester and Carlow County Council, South Tipperary County Council and Cork City Council. Works by the artist are held in the following collections: Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Towner Art Gallery, Sussex and private collections in Ireland and the UK. Further information here.

Dr Angela Griffith is Assistant professor, Department of the History of Art, Trinity College Dublin. Her current research focuses on the history, contexts and theories of the printed image in Britain and Ireland from the beginnings of modernist fine art printmaking to contemporary multidisciplinary print practices. Selected publications include  ‘To-morrow’s artist: Cecil ffrench Salkeld and an Irish modernist periodical’, in P. Coleman, K. Milligan and N. O’Donnell, eds. BLAST at 100, (Leiden: Brill, 2017),  "Extra, Extra, read all about it ..." negotiating printmaking in the Post-Print Age: imPRESS a perspective from Ireland' in imPRESS [noun - the act of marking a mark or leaving an impression] (Cork, 2017) And she is co-editor and contributor with Roisin Kennedy & Marguerite Helmers of Harry Clarke & Artistic Visions of the New Irish State, forthcoming from Irish Academic Press. Further information here.

IMMA/ TCD Talk Series / 18 October 2017 - April 2018   

Marking the first year anniversary of the significant loan of 50 works by Lucian Freud (1922-2011),  IMMA, in collaboration with the The Irish Art Research Centre,Trinity College, Dublin (TRIARC) invites leading artists, critics and cultural researchers to offer new perspectives on Freuds work and its critical reception today.

Keynote events rotate on a monthly basis between venues at IMMA and TCD, concluding with a major symposium in April 2018. Each session introduces a distinct topic on this seminal artist’s work.The schedule of speakers include: 18.10.2017 at TCD : Martin Gayford (Art Critic/Author UK) /  01.11.2017 at IMMA:Yvonne Scott (TRIARC TCD) / 06.12.2017 at TCD: Christina Kennedy (IMMA) / 24.01.2018 at IMMA : Noreen Giffney (Ulster University) / 07.02.2018 at TCD: Nathan O’ Donnell (Paper Visual Art-PVA) / 07.03.2018 at IMMA: Isabelle Graw (Städelschule, Frankfurt) / 10.03.2018 at TCD:  Daphne Wright (Artist), Angela Griffith (TRIARC) TCD), Christina Kennedy (IMMA) and others. 

Booking is essential per talk / booking lines open on a month to month basis.                              


IMMA has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.

The Irish Art Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, (TRIARC) 

TRIARC was established in 2003 in response to the growing interest in Irish art at home and abroad. Since then, the centre provides postgraduate teaching and supervision and it supports new research and publications. The establishment of the centre was facilitated by the generous support of benefactors, enabling the appointment of dedicated staff, and the restoration of the Provost's House Stables to provide facilities for education and research, including a visual archive and dedicated library on all aspects of Irish art, architecture and design.

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