This auction catalogue for the sale of art for the ‘benefit of prisoners of war of Irish regiments and Belgian refugees’ is held in our Irish Art Archives. The auction was held by Bennett & Son auctioneers, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, in 1915.
My Grandmother arrived in Ireland in Oct 1914, one of about 2,500 Belgian refugees to come here. Her home city, #Mechelen, had been largely destroyed by the Germans. She was welcomed compassionately here, and this [above] is resonating with me.
Some paintings in appreciation of that much in demand item (a loaf of bread) these days by Irish artist, Conor Walton. We are out of stock at our gallery but I believe there could be one or two left at our friends over in Gormleys Art Gallery, South Frederick Street [Dublin 2]…
An experimental short where each frame of a simple scene is rendered in a different art style, from ancient Egyptian tomb murals and Chinese Ink painting to expressionism, primitivism and contemporary.
Created, with much skill and understanding of the subject, by filmmaker and educator Cao Shu of the China Academy Of Art in Hangzhou.