Wicklow’s young curator, Matthew McNulty, is currently exhibiting his work as part of the Apollo Young Curators: Boring Art?
The exhibition opened earlier this month and will run until the 16 January 2022
Apollo Project is the Gallery’s dedicated youth program, created by youth. Drawing inspiration from the National Collection, a team of young people are co-organizing this new exhibition to bring new relevance to the historic works of Russborough House.
Boring art? is a unique exhibition organized by young people, for young people. This showcase consists of asking bold questions, such as how to reconcile the art of the past with the challenges of today? Ten paintings from the gallery’s Milltown Collection will be brought together in the Sir Hugh Lane Room, refreshed with a contemporary twist. No longer decorations for a rich man’s country house, these paintings burst with rebellious tales, iconic figures and hilarious tangents.
By giving ownership and a voice to a new, diverse and under-represented audience who may feel the Gallery is inaccessible to them, collaboration with young people is at the heart of the Apollo Project. In a new partnership between the Gallery and Apollo Project Young Curators, this exhibition is produced by a dynamic team of young people with the support of the Gallery teams.
The Apollo Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Apollo Foundation.
Conservatives | Young Commissioners of the Apollo Project: Ayesha Ahmad, Ellen Kane, Jessica Sharkey, Matthew McNulty, MÃ©abh Scahill, OisÃn Kenny, Sarah Hannigan. With Catherine O’Donnell & Jessica Supple (National Gallery of Ireland).
Liaison with the Conservatives | Dr Aoife Brady, supported by SinÃ©ad Rice.
October 16, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Hugh Lane Room | Free entry