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National Heritage Week

For National Heritage Week, the Glucksman will be exhibiting a series of photographic portraits taken by street artist and activist Joe Caslin as part of the A Story of Home project.

A Story of Home invited Joe Caslin to work with a group of 35 women from diverse backgrounds to explore their understanding of home. Supported by The Glucksman and Cork Migrant Centre, the participants were given the opportunity to share their experiences, finding connections with other members of the group and exploring creative ways that their stories could be represented. The sessions encouraged the group to look at the power of portraiture to communicate ideas and reveal insights into the sitter. Together participants discussed posture, gesture, and symbolism, before putting all their learning into practice and sitting for a portrait with the artist. Participants sat for their portraits wearing clothing, jewellery and holding objects that spoke of their cultural heritage. Two of these portraits are wrapped around prominent buildings in the city and county. 

The full range of portraits will be on display at The Glucksman from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 August.

As part of this exhibition, join Joe Caslin for a talk on the A Story of Home project with women from Cork Migrant Centre on 1 - 2pm, Saturday 20 AugustBooking essential.

 A Story of Home is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.