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Mongolian Folk Drawings

This exhibition comprises old and very old drawings from Mongolia. Some are fragments, others are single leaves from sutras; they include meticulous manuscripts and casual sketches. Most are related to Tantric Buddhism, but there are also astrological charts, sheets of musical notation, a small portrait, some animal drawings, and a picture of a temple. Exoticism is part of their charm, but that doesn’t fully account for their appeal. These ephemeral drawings might normally have disappeared without trace, and for that very reason – the fact that they have survived – they are curiously evocative of distant thoughts and feelings.

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Deirdre O'Mahony
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The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art announces The Quickening, a powerful new artwork by ground-breaking artist Deirdre O’Mahony. Bringing together urgent conversations, original music and moving image, The Quickening responds to issues facing farming, food production and consumption, in the face of present ecological and climate crises. A nationwide project, the culmination of over […]

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