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Hidden Histories: Celebrating the women that changed a city


Hidden Histories is a community art project devised by the Glucksman to mark 100 years of Irish women's right to vote. Through interviews with senior citizens from Mahon Community Development Project, the artist Dara McGrath created a series of photographic portraits that invite us to reflect on individuals who lived in the spirit of the suffragettes, the progression of women’s rights, as well as the role of women in shaping Cork city. These portraits celebrate the storyteller as well as the story being told and are on display for the month of May as part of the nationwide Bealtaine Festival.

You are invited to explore Cork by visiting each of the venues hosting a Hidden Histories portrait. The artworks are on display at Cork Public Museum, Cork City Hall, Cork City Library, Farmgate Café at the English Market and the Glucksman at University College Cork.
Download a PDF of the project map here.

A short film capturing the interviews between the artist and participating seniors will be screened at the Glucksman from 11-25 May 2018.

Mahon Community Development Project: Larry Cullinane, Martha Harrington, Elsie Healy, Michael Kelleher, Rita Kelly, Eileen Knight, Patricia McNamara, Una O’Leary, Dorothy O’Sullivan, Jerry O’Sullivan, Viv Sadd, John Swanwick and Linda Wakefield.

Artist: Dara McGrath Curator: Tadhg Crowley

Hidden Histories is funded by Cork City Council.

Find out about visiting the Glucksman here.