At Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Mairead O’hEocha presents ‘Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes’, an exhibition of new paintings and ink-on-paper drawings that concentrate on animals and their presentation in museum dioramas. Taking inspiration from Dublin’s Natural History Museum, O’hEocha uses this ‘trophy cabinet’ from Ireland’s colonial past to register historic and contemporary attitudes of display. Her works reflect on how we continue to conceptualise and claim nature through museological hierarchies and their inventories of indigenous and colonial conquering, naming and ordering.
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