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ALTERED IMAGES –tours to Cork and Letterkenny.

Mayo County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce that the Altered Images exhibition is currently on tour. This is a ground-breaking, multi-sensory accessible visual arts exhibition, which aims to introduce new ways of seeing and experiencing art for both disabled and non-disabled people. Altered Images is a partnership project between Mayo County Council Arts Office, South Tipperary County Council Arts Service and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, supported by the Arts Council. This current tour is also supported by the Arts Council’s Touring and Disemmination of Work Scheme, 2011.

Following hugely successful runs at the County Museum, Clonmel (June to August 2009), the Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina (August to October2009) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (June to August 2010), Altered Images opened at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork on Monday 14th February 2011 where it will run until 29th April. The exhibition will then move to the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny where it will be launched on 13th May and will run until 25th June.

The exhibition contains works from the three partner organisations’ collections by Abigail O’Brien, Caroline McCarthy, Alice Maher, David Creedon, Thomas Brezing and specially commissioned works by Amanda Coogan and Daphne Wright.

The exhibition is the first of its kind in Ireland; the partnership was keen to expand the audience for visual arts by being as inclusive as possible. Therefore, the exhibition is accompanied by three-dimensional reliefs (specially made by Loz Simpson), audio descriptions of the art works (by Anne Hornsby) and recordings of the artists talking about their work. The catalogue and labels are large print and available in Braille and on CD. Amanda Coogan’s work is an interpretation of the exhibition in Irish Sign Language. There is an accessible website with a virtual tour of the exhibition –

Everybody is welcome.

For further details please contact:

Anne Boddeart, Curator, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

Phone: + 353 (0) 21 4907857

Sean Hannigan, Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal

Phone: + 353 (0) 74 912 9186

Altered Images photographs 1

Altered Images photographs 2

Posted: 30/03/2011

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