An art exhibition that would make your blood boil

Scéalta Ealaíne

Alanna O'Kelly: Still from the video: “No colouring can deepen the darkness of truth” 1992 Alanna O’Kelly: still from video: “No colouring can deepen the darkness of truth”

I was angry – that was my first emotion. I was at the art exhibition in Dublin Castle entitled: Coming home, art and the Great Hungerand the first room contained all the old Victorian paintings of thatched cottages, boorish Irish peasants and innocuous pastoral scenes.

In the background I could hear the documentary about the Irish Famine – about the million who had died from starvation and disease, and the two million more who had been forced to emigrate. 1847 was the worst year. “Black 47”

And there was plenty of food in the country at the time – but it was being exported. Laissez Faire, that’s what they called it – the government policy of not interfering with the free market…

The ragpickers, a painting by Henry Allan RHA 1900 The Rag Pickers, an oil painting by Henry Allan RHA, 1900

But there…

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