Casement Evening Lecture Series:
In Conversation: Roger Casement, Human Rights and the Artist as Witness on Society
5.30pm, Thursday 29th September
Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International in Ireland, Sinead Hogan, Lecturer School of Creative Arts IADT, and artist Alan Phelan will reflect on Roger Casement’s role as a humanitarian, current human rights issues and how artists respond to these themes in their practice. All events are free and do not require booking unless otherwise specified.
This talk is part of the gallery’s 1916 centenary programme, which is looking at the theme of Artist as Witness. As part of this programme we are commemorating Roger Casement through two exhibitions. High Treason: Roger Casement has as its centrepiece Sir John Lavery’s large painting Roger Casement: High Treason, a painting of Casement’s appeal and includes portraits of political and other figures involved in the trial, along with archival material. The second exhibition is a contemporary film made by artist Alan Phelan called Our Kind, which explores a fictional alternative life for Casement had he lived.
This event is free and open to all. No pre-booking required.