Exhibition 26 May to 24 June, 2001
The Butler Gallery was delighted to host its first solo exhibition of International Irish artist Alice Maher. This has been a long awaited exhibition of her new work and is strengthened by the fact that Maher has spent many months researching ancient effigies in the Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow area. Maher grew up in County Tipperary and we see this exhibition as a sort-of homecoming. Her work contains imagery of myth, legend, history and fairytales. An outpouring of melancholy mourning the forgotten dead – the sleeping dead.