06 October, 2014
Areaman Productions recently had the pleasure of creating a short film in association with the National Gallery of Ireland. To mark the 150th anniversary of the National Gallery of Ireland, Irish writers find inspiration in its wonderful collection. This exhibition will coincide with the publication of 'Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art', a beautifully illustrated anthology of new poems, essays and stories by 56 Irish writers, inspired by the Gallery’s collection. The contributors have selected pictures from the collection as setting-off points to explore ideas about art, love, loss, family, dreams, memory, places, and privacy.
The exhibition will display pictures selected by all 56 writers, among them master European works by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Monet and Bonnard as well as a number of works by Irish artists, including James Arthur O’Connor, Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Mary Swanzy and Gerard Dillon. 'Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art' was edited by Janet McLean, Curator of European Art, 1850–1950, at the National Gallery of Ireland. The film will be screened in Room 1 during exhibition hours. The film features original music by Gerry Horan.