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Breda Lynch

WITCH protest2016

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.4244
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Breda Lynch, WITCH protest, 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

Artist, curator and teacher, Brenda Lynch attended the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Chelsea College of Art, London and the University of Wolverhampton. Lynch has exhibited extensively, including group exhibitions in Scotland, England, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Thailand, China, USA and Australia. She is represented in a number of national collections including the OPW, NUIG Collection, Luciano Benetton Italy, Trinity College Art Collection, Limerick City Gallery Collection.

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