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Niamh Flanagan

The museum contains fragments of our past: an old axe head that has long-forgotten how to chop, a cracked relic of a cup, incapable now of holding anything but its ancient memories. These objects can tell us of a place that once surrounded us, can create stories and histories of lands and languages and peoples. There is a landscape underneath us, which carries secrets and mysteries of our island nation. We can down tools, put our ears to the ground, and pay heed to their ancient whisperings.

The prints I have made take their starting point from items in the National Museum's collection- the Corlea boundary marker, lunulae, the Broighter hoard, a house-shaped reliquary. They are re-imagined into worlds gone past, or buried for safe-keeping under the earth. My research into the collection prompted me to think about Irish identity, and the way that we carry years of turbulent history, often unwittingly around with us. It made me think of the objects that will never be found,
the elements of our past which are buried forever underneath us. It seemed to me as I looked at
these fragments of our past, that they were calling softly out to us as the ancient landscape was
uprooted all around us.




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things we've lost
things we've found,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220


Hidden Trophy,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220

Lunalae Moonlight
and the Metropolis,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220

Reliquary,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220

Trackway under bog,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220

Boundry Marker,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220

Saint Patrick's Bells and the snaking motorway,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220


the past seeps up
from under us,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220

floating fleet - the island broke beneath us,
etching,
32.5 cm x 30 cm,
[20 cm x 20 cm],
Edition of 15,
220