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Catherine Marshall & Yvonne Scott

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 6:30 PM. 


Marshall & Scott will talk about Contemporary Art in Ireland | Then & Now. Followed by Q &A chaired by Dr Brenda Moore Mc Cann. The intimate surroundings of the Gallery will allow you to meet these acclaimed scholars. The talk arises out of Marshall & Scott's recent publication entitled: Irish Art 1920 - 2020: Perspectives on change (Royal Irish Academy) Buy Book.


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Catherine Marshall (Speaker)

A curator and art historian. She lectured in art history at Trinity College Dublin, the National College of Art and Design and University College Dublin. As founding head of collections at the Irish Museum of Modern Art she curated exhibitions of outsider art from the Musgrave Kinley Collection, exhibitions of Irish art in China, USA and the UK and throughout Ireland with the IMMA National Programme, and was curator to the Engagement project, which brought together artists from the Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent, Callan, with artists from widely differing mainstream practices for a series of exhibitions 2013–21. She co-edited Art and architecture of Ireland, vol. 5, Twentieth century (2014) and Janet Mullarney (2019). She is an active member of Na Cailleacha (Na In 2019 she was recipient of the first honorary doctorate in the History of Art from University College Dublin. Marshall is coeditor of Irish Art 1920 - 2020: Perspectives on change (Royal Irish Academy). 


Yvonne Scott (Speaker)

A fellow emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. She was the founding director of TRIARC (Trinity College Irish Art Research Centre), and an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture there. Her research focuses particularly on modern and contemporary art, specialising in the representation of landscape, nature, and environment, and she has published extensively in the field. She has hosted numerous symposia on themes such as eco-criticism, including ‘In this brief time: art, environment and ecology’, and convened the visual art section of the Art in the Anthropocene conference at Trinity College Dublin, June 2019. She has served on several boards in the university, as well as in public art institutions and galleries. She was Chair of the Advisory Board, and contributor to Art and architecture of Ireland, vol. 5, Twentieth century (2014), and to Modern Ireland in 100 artworks (2016).Scott is co-editor of Irish Art 1920 - 2020: Perspectives on change (Royal Irish Academy).


Dr Brenda Moore Mc Cann (Chair)

She is a medical doctor, art historian and writer. She received her M.B. at University College Dublin and was medical director of a non-governmental agency, Family Planning Services, before taking a Diploma in the History of European Painting at Trinity College Dublin followed by a B.A. (Mod) in Art History and Classical Civilisation. Her research into the themes of language, perception and identity in the art of the physician, artist, critic and novelist Brian O’Doherty (a.k.a Patrick Ireland) was supported by a Government of Ireland Research Fellowship. She received her PhD at Trinity College Dublin in 2002 and author of the first monograph on, Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland: Between Categories (Lund Humphries, 2009). Brenda served on the Programme Board of the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Art Committee at St. James’s Hospital for many years and was on the Advisory Committee of the Open Window Project in the Transplant Unit, which brought virtual art to the patient’s bedside. She developed the Medical Humanities module, “See—Don’t Just Look: Perception in Medicine and Art” in 2008, which interweaves art and medical imagery for first-year medical students.


Cover Image © Miriam de Búrca (2023) courtesy of Royal Irish Academy. Contents of image: Anatomy of chaos I; what remains? 2018, ink drawing on man-made vellum paper.