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Under The Goldie Fish Views of Cork from the Collection

299-P J Butts View of Cork

Until 19 August 2018

‘Unfortunate souls’ living beyond Ireland’s second city maybe unfamiliar with the 1990’s critically acclaimed Irish radio drama Under the Goldie FishThe gloriously irreverent series chronicled fictional lives of fantastical characters amid the winding steps and steeples of Cork City under the gaze of the spinning golden fish weather vane on Shandon’s landmark, St. Anne’s Church. 

Our exhibition takes its title from Cork born playwright and novelist, Cónal Creedon’s cult radio programme and draws upon the Gallery’s collection of artworks which can be found, geographically, under the gaze of the famous golden fish.

Most of the work shown is topographical: landscapes, studies of architectural interest or result from the artist’s need to record a familiar view– perhaps pivotal to the artist’s own life story. It also tells of changes within the city.

Works include the iconic John Butts’ View of Cork (c. 1750), a panoramic view of the city seen from an elevated position north of the River Lee- an amalgamation of two separate viewpoints; Nathaniel Grogan’s Whipping the Herring (c.1800) to contemporary interpretations by Eileen Healy and Harry Moore. It also features The Busy Interior of the Old Queen's Castle Department Store (1848) by Robert Lowe Stopford, a recent addition to the collection.

Public collections, such as the Crawford Art Gallery’s, offer opportunities to rethink the past. The artworks can also be used to trigger our imagination toward the future. How do we see our relationship evolve with the built and developing cityscape? What solutions can be drawn to protect the city from rising seas? 

How do we want to live Under the Goldie Fish

Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042
info@crawfordartgallery.ie

General Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 16:45

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm
(2nd floor closes at 4:45 pm)
Late opening Thursdays until 8.00 pm
(2nd floor will remain open until 7:45 m on Thursdays commencing 19 March)

Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11 am4 pm
Café: 11 am4 pm

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