From book to screen to exhibition
Atlas of the Irish Revolution Exhibition opening
St Peter’s Cork
The best-selling and award-winning Atlas of the Irish Revolution from Cork University Press anchors a new exhibition, opening Thursday 16 May at St. Peter’s Cork on North Main Street. Funded by the Cork City Council Arts Office, the exhibition will remain in residence until the end of the year.
This collaboration between University College Cork and LW Management Group who operate the St. Peter’s Cork venue, brings dynamic UCC scholarship into a unique public space in the heart of Cork city. It is the latest public outreach effort by the Atlas of the Irish Revolution project, following the major documentary series earlier this year, ‘The Irish Revolution’ , narrated by Cork film actor Cillian Murphy and produced by RTÉ Cork and UCC.
The exhibition explores key moments in the 1913-1923 period, touching on history, geography, art history, sociology and archaeology. It intertwines national, international, and distinctly Cork perspectives of Revolutionary Ireland through images and extended, informative panels.
A key feature of the exhibition is a dedicated reading area where visitors can explore Cork University Press’s 5kg and 1,000-page book, which features over 100 essays, 300 maps, and hundreds of images. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view ‘The Irish Revolution’ documentary series on-sight. Throughout the year, St. Peter’s Cork and UCC will host several public lectures addressing various themes from the book.
The Atlas of the Irish Revolution Exhibition opens at St. Peter’s Cork on Thursday the 16th of May 2019 and runs until the end of the year. Admission is free.