Limerick City Gallery of Art
Mon/Wed/Fri 10am- 5.30pm, Tues 11am- 5.30pm, Thurs 10am- 8.30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm Until Mar 15 gallery.limerick.ie
Later in the year we’ll hear a great deal more of Helen Carey’s 1913/2013 Lockout Project. To set the tone, wearing her LCGA director’s hat, Carey has initiated a three-strand exhibition. STRIKE! “explores industrial disputes and workers resistance”.
A centrepiece is the Irish premiere of Jeremy Deller’s Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One Is an Injury to All), a 2001 film re-enactment (left) of the pivotal, violent confrontation between picketers and riot police during the miners’ strike in 1984. The film was commissioned by Channel 4 and Artangel and directed by Mike Figgis.
In addition, artist Anthony Haughey has curated a strand of films dealing with labour issues, including Eisenstein’s Strike, Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, USA and Herbert J Biberman’s Salt of the Earth. Also on view is original material from the Limerick Soviet in 1919, on loan from the Limerick City Museum. AIDAN DUNNE
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The Sketchbooks of Jack B Yeats National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Feb 2-May 5