Exhibition 12 April 12 to 11 May, 2003
From time to time we show our Collection in the Gallery and offsite spaces. Time is usually measured as a line from history to the present and collections aof art are often similarly treated. The Butler Gallery Collection has been built up over time since 1943, including artworks from the eighteenth century up to the present day and it is noted as being representative of the chronolgy of Irish art history. This exhibition challenged that linear idea of time, putting forward multiple meanings and suggestions as to what time is and can be. The individual artworks interpreted the theme of time by their mood or subject matter and also ideas about time were explored through the dialogue between the artworks.