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MAMMY THROUGH THE POST BOX AT BLUE HOUSE GALLERY SCHULL
Following on from the exhibiton by Christine Thery, Angela Fewer, Holger Lonze and Jim Turner that ends on 6 September, the Blue House Gallery will be briefly closed before reopening on 22 September for Culture Night, the annual all-island public celebratration of culture, creativity and the arts. For this, the gallery will be delighted to host, at 7pm, ‘Mammy through the Post Box’, another instalment in the life of Eileen O’Brien, written and performed by Schull’s own Karen Minihan. There will also be an exhibition downstairs for the three days from 22 – 24 September, open from 11am to 5pm, featuring gallery artists with the addition of a preview of work by three new names, Gana Roberts, Joanne Neville and Gordon Moxley, all of whom will be showing with the gallery next year.
When Karen first read her Monologue ‘Eileen’ in the Blue House Gallery for Culture Night in 2013, she was so taken with the audience reaction that she decided to perform the piece herself and so took to the roads of West Cork, performing over two years in halls, buses, hotel rooms, bars and galleries and the CAT Club in Cork.
In this next instalment the divorce that had begun in the first Monologue is finalised and she has moved out of the bungalow, the former family home. Mammy has taken ‘a turn’ and Eileen, of course, bears the brunt of the caring; despite the best efforts of her sister, Noelle, hapless brother Daithí and exuberant friend, Marilyn.’
The performance is suitable for all ages.
We look forward to seeing you there!