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The Language of Dreams

Brian Boydell Limestone Composition 1944 Image courtesy of the Boydell family

2 October 2015–13 February 2016

An exhibition at the Crawford Gallery in October 2015 will explore the theme of dreams and the unconscious, focusing on the influence of Surrealism on Irish and British art, mainly in the mid-twentieth century. 

The exhibition will touch on the earlier influences of Symbolism, and in particular on Jungian and Freudian analysis. Early paintings by Brian Boydell and Thurloe Conolly will be a highlight of the exhibition. 

The influence of the White Stag artists, the work of Colin Middleton, Hilda Roberts, Nevill Johnson, Cecil ffrench Salkeld, Patrick Hennessy, Mary Swanzy and a number of others will all be touched upon.

Roland Penrose: Surrealist Camera

2 October 2015–13 February 2016

Also included in The Language of Dreams is an exhibition of photographic prints, by the formest promoter of Surrealism in Britain and Ireland. Roland Penrose: Surrealist Camera is shown courtesy of Farley's Yard Trust in Sussex, Where the Penrose and Lee Miller archives are housed.

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