Reviews of our 2016 Centenary Programme Artist as Witness

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“The Hugh Lane’s take on 1916 looks beyond the rebellion to raise questions of memory and the artist’s role as witness… …The Hugh Lane constantly excels at finding links between the present and the past. There is a dynamic see-saw that takes place when an intelligent arrangement of older collection works meets contemporary artist – commissioned show in an institution such as this. It’s an approach that not only puts fresh new art in context but brings art-historical works to life, too. Most importantly it asks viewers to bear witness, and demands that we be active e rather than passive about it looking again each time anew.” Cristín Leach Sunday Times 25/04/2016