‘Olives, Oysters and Oranges’, a Bloomsday Festival group show

The Irish-based Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present ‘Olives, Oysters and Oranges‘, a group show featuring watercolour paintings around mentions of food in James Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’.

The exhibition will feature new work by gallery artists Yanny Petters and Eoin Mac Lochlainn and the following invited artists: Michelle Boyle, Áine Divine and John Keating.

The show will also feature ‘Penelope’, filmed by Conor Tobin, performed by Caitríona Ní Threasaigh and Aaron Hughes as Leopold Bloom.

It will launch at 7pm, Thursday 13 June 2019 at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Guest speaker:

Dr Flicka Small, Joyce Scholar and Food Enthusiast, University College Cork.

The title of the show, ‘Olives, Oysters and Oranges’, comes from Dr Small’s current research into the semiotics of food in Ulysses.

On Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June, Dublin Sketchers will present an exhibition of sketchbooks, also on the theme of food.

On Sunday 16th June, from 3pm onwards, visitors will be able to indulge in a selection of food and cheeses from our sponsors, the Derry-based award-winning artisan Tamnagh Foods. A live performance of ‘Penelope’ by the artist Caitríona Ní Threasaigh will also take place on the day.

The exhibition is part of the Fringe programme of the Bloomsday Festival, organised by the James Joyce Centre Dublin. It will run until the 30th of June.


A selection of works can be previewed onhttp://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/#/exhibitions-bloomsday-2019/4594627990

Image: watercolour by John Keating