One City One Book Festival
Sunday 17 April, 1.30pm
John Millington Synge, art and the west
Lecturer: Dr Eimear O’Connor HRHA, Clare and Tony post-doctoral research fellow
John Millington Synge’s name is synonymous with Irish culture in general, and with the Abbey Theatre in particular. This lecture will initially examine Synge’s artistic response to the west of Ireland through his own photography and text. It will then consider the extent to which Irish visual artists responded to, and in fact, re-imagined and expanded the stories told in Synge’s photographs and texts analogous to the creation of their own personal and public artistic identities.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Early arrival is recommended as places are limited.