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Daphne Wright, artist and exhibition curator of The Ethics of Scrutiny joins Angela Griffith, The Irish Art Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, in a conversation that explore Wright’s role as curator, her response to the work of Lucian Freud and her own artistic practice. The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by artist Daphne Wright, is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project – a five-year loan of 52 works by renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011).

This artist’s discussion is introduced by Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, IMMA. The event coincides with ‘Shadows and Lights; Women in Irish Visual Culture’ discussion series, now in it’s seventh year and is a key feature of the Department of History of Art and Architecture and TRIARC outreach programme. Presented in conjunction with the IMMA & TCD TRIARC Lucian Freud Talk Series October 2017 to April 2018.

About the Artist

Lucian Freud 1922–2011

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century. Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.
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Daphne Wright

Daphne Wright was elected as a member of the Aosdána, in 2011. She lives and works in Dublin and Bristol. Wright has exhibited extensively in England and Ireland since 1994, with solo exhibitions at many venues including, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Douglas Hyde Gallery, 2002, Nonsense with Death, Sligo Art Gallery, 2001, and Daphne Wright, Limerick City Art Gallery, 2006, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1994, The New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery and The Lowry, 2001. She has also participated in various group exhibitions at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2008, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2000, P.S.1, New York, 1999, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1997, and Tate Liverpool, 1995. Commissions include Ham House, Trust New Art, Hanbury House, Worcester and Carlow County Council, South Tipperary County Council and Cork City Council. Works by the artist are held in the following collections: Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Towner Art Gallery, Sussex and private collections in Ireland and the UK. Further information here.

Dr Angela Griffith

Dr Angela Griffith is Assistant professor, Department of the History of Art, Trinity College Dublin. Her current research focuses on the history, contexts and theories of the printed image in Britain and Ireland from the beginnings of modernist fine art printmaking to contemporary multidisciplinary print practices. Selected publications include ‘To-morrow’s artist: Cecil ffrench Salkeld and an Irish modernist periodical’, in P. Coleman, K. Milligan and N. O’Donnell, eds. BLAST at 100, (Leiden: Brill, 2017), “Extra, Extra, read all about it …” negotiating printmaking in the Post-Print Age: imPRESS a perspective from Ireland’ in imPRESS [noun – the act of marking a mark or leaving an impression] (Cork, 2017) And she is co-editor and contributor with Roisin Kennedy & Marguerite Helmers of Harry Clarke & Artistic Visions of the New Irish State, forthcoming from Irish Academic Press.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.