A Gallery 3 Project

Monday 15 - Saturday 20 February, 2016


As part of our ongoing Gallery 3 series of artistic interventions around Trinity College, the Douglas Hyde Gallery will present a series of drawings, stories and traditional music performances by Sinéad Onóra Kennedy. Sinéad's small, detailed and painstakingly executed drawings are visual representations of her memories of hearing particular pieces of music. Their accompanying stories, also intricately conveyed in handwritten script, recall the specifics of the people, places and feelings from which the memory is derived. 

These words and images will be displayed discreetly in various locations around the Trinity College campus for one week only. On Thursday, February 18, Sinéad will make a short performance at each location, playing tunes on the fiddle relating to the memories communicated in the drawings and stories. To attend, please meet at the Douglas Hyde Gallery at 1pm.

Later that evening, from 6pm, Sinéad and her sister Caitriona will play a selection of traditional tunes in the Gallery. Tea and homemade scones will be provided for visitors to this free performance. This event is limited to 30 seats, so please do contact the Gallery as soon as possible to reserve a place.  

Sinéad has invited Ingrid Lyons to contribute a text to accompany the project. Details of the locations of the drawings and stories, along with the essay, will be available from the Douglas Hyde Gallery from Monday, February 15.

The project is supported by the Trinity College Provost's Visual and Performing Arts Fund.