Out of the Marvellous is an exhibition of work by some of Ireland's foremost makers and poets. It will run at Solstice Arts Centre, Navan from 9th February until 6th April.
The show traces connections and shared sources of inspiration between poetry and visual art, through selected pairings of poets and makers. Featuring poetry, sound and objects, it seeks to create a moving and immersive environment in which the poetic beauty of both art forms can be enjoyed.
Exhibiting poets and artists include Seamus Heaney and Sonja Landweer, who have shared a mutually inspirational friendship over many decades. Heaney wrote 'To a Dutch Potter in Ireland' about Landweer and this was the first poem he read at his acceptance of the Nobel Literature Prize in 1995. Other exceptional poets include Anne Michaels, Derek Mahon, Vona Groarke and Gerard Smyth with artists including basketmaker Joe Hogan, ceramicist Frances Lambe, metalworker Cóilín O Dubhghaill and jeweller Angela O'Kelly. The exhibition is co-curated by Maureen Kennelly and Ann Mulrooney. It was co-produced by Solstice Arts Centre, The National Craft Gallery and Poetry Ireland.
Admission to the Solstice Gallery is free and opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. If you would like to book a tour of the exhibition please contact Solstice Arts Centre Box Office on 046 909 2300 in advance.