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Breda Lynch

I ‘heart’ lesbians2016

This work is part of a series called Fragments of a Lost Civilisation, which continues Lynch’s longstanding engagement with discourses on identity, appropriation and re-appropriation, hidden histories and queer culture. This series of cyanotypes prints engage with methodologies and approaches that respond to the history of mechanical reproduction, digital reproduction online, the persistent circulation of images in the public domain, all the while querying our relationship with the image, its consumption, distribution, reproduction, value and forcing (re)considerations of authenticity within art.   The imagery within Fragments of a Lost Civilisation is scoured from different historical and contemporary sources, including Dee’s Angelic/Enochian alphabet, medieval images of witch prosecutions, to 20th & 21st century images of queer sensuality and protest – particularly gay and queer activism and anarchism. 

Mediumcyanotype print
Dimensions Unframed, 59.4 x 84.1 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4240
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Breda Lynch, I ‘heart’ lesbians, 2016, cyanotype print, Unframed, 59.4 x 84.1 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Breda Lynch

Breda Lynch is an artist, curator and a full-time lecturer in Fine Art at the Limerick School of Art and Design. She holds a BA Hons degree from the Crawford College of Art, Cork, an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London and an MPhil Fine Art and Digital Media from the University of Wolverhampton, England. Lynch has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad. International exhibitions include curated group exhibitions in Scotland, England, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Thailand, China, USA and Australia. Solo exhibitions in Ireland and Northern Ireland include:’WItch and Lezzie’, Ashford Gallery RHA (2017), ‘Fragments of a Lost Civilisation’, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar (2016), ’The Pit and Other Stories’ , at Siamsa Tire Gallery, Tralee (2014), ’Thursday’s Clinic’ , 126 Gallery, Galway (2013), ‘Strangelove’, Black Mariah, Triskel, Cork (2010),’Song to the Siren’, Galway Arts Centre (2009), ‘Place of the Crows’ and ‘Fleurs Fatales’, Context Gallery Derry (2007) and ‘Dark Brides and Silent Twins’ Limerick City Gallery of Art (2006). She is represented in a number of national collections including the OPW – Office of Public Works, NUIG Collection – Galway, Luciano Benetton Italy, Trinity College Art Collection, Limerick City Gallery Collection, University of Limerick Collection, Hunt Museum Limerick and other private collections.
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