Curator’s Walk-Through of ‘my comfort and my joy’ and The Artist’s Eye: Paddy Bloomer
17 November 2018, 2.30pm

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To mark the final day of my comfort and my joy by Seamus Harahan and Thomas McCarthy, and The Artist’s Eye: Paddy Bloomer, curator and DHg Director Georgina Jackson will lead a walk-through of both exhibitions.

Jackson commissioned this latest solo show from Harahan and worked closely with the artist throughout the production period, accompanying Harahan and Thomas McCarthy to the Willie Clancy Summer School in Clare, where part of the work was filmed, earlier this year.

The walk-through will take approximately 30 minutes and there is no need to book a place – all are welcome!

Georgina Jackson is the Director of The Douglas Hyde Gallery. She is responsible for the vision of the organisation and works closely with the team and board to realise this vision. Jackson’s first encounter with the Gallery was working on the front desk while studying History of Art at Trinity College, an experience that was foundational in her relationship with contemporary art. She went on to be a Curator in Exhibitions at the Hugh Lane, a project curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the inaugural curator-in-residence at The Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh. She completed her PhD, titled ‘The Exhibition and the Political’, through the Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media in 2012 and has taught at the National College of Art & Design, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto. Prior to the DHg, she was the Director of Exhibitions & Programmes at Mercer Union in Toronto from 2013 until 2017.

Image: Seamus Harahan and Thomas McCarthy, my comfort and my joy, 2018, installation image. Photography: Kate O’Brien.