From medieval Sheela-na-gigs to the art of Dorothy Cross, the Crawford Art Gallery exhibition ‘Naked Truth: The Nude in Irish Art’ surveys the neglected subject of the portrayal of the nude in Irish visual art. Focusing on the interconnecting discourses of political allegory, gender, sexuality, censorship and display, the exhibition features over forty artists including James Barry, Amanda Coogan, Mainie Jellett, Dragana Jurisic, Alice Maher, William Orpen, Kathy Prendergast, and Sarah Purser. The exhibition is curated by William Laffan and Dawn Williams.
Naked Truth: The Nude in Irish Art: 13 July – 29 October