Lockout Exhibition - Dublin Divided: September 1913

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is pleased to present the exhibition Dublin Divided: September 1913, marking the centenary of the Dublin Lockout of 1913. 

The exhibiton provides an opportunity to reflect on the different agendas of the individuals involved in the momentous and bitter dispute that was the Lockout, and to explore how the history of the Gallery was interwoven with the Lockout.
James Larkin, The workers’ leader, though raised in poverty, appreciated art and beauty and sought the cultural as well as economic and social liberation of the manual labourer. William Martin Murphy, representing Dublin’s capitalist entrepreneurs wasn’t as accepting of Sir Hugh Lane’s offer of a Municipal Gallery project. A century later, the Hugh Lane Gallery’s collection contains many portraits of the key individuals who were active in the Lockout, as well as works by artists who became involved in the dispute, including William Orpen and George Russell (AE).

The exhibition also provides a rich resource of evocative images that depict life in Dublin in the late nineteenth century and first decades of the twentieth century.
Dublin City Council’s Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition will run from Thursday September 26th 2013 to Sunday February 2nd 2014. It is supported by The Department of Arts, Heritage and The Gaeltacht.


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Notes to the Editor:

The exhibition features paintings, sculpture and drawings by artists including John Lavery, Sarah Purser, John and Jack B. Yeats, Casimir Markievicz, Auguste Rodin, Sarah Cecilia Harrison, Maurice MacGonigal and Louis le Brocquy.

Dublin Divided: September 1913 is curated by Dr. Margarita Cappock, Deputy Director and Head of Collections, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. A fully illustrated catalogue will be available with essays by Padraig Yeates, Margarita Cappock and Helen Carey.