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  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Stephen White
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Stephen White
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Stephen White
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Stephen White
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Stephen White
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Stephen White
  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Stephen White
  • Dorothy Cross, Everest Shark detail, bronze, Meadow Arts Commission 2013 Courtesy the artist and Meadow Arts
    Installation view: Time Will Tell at Croft Castle (National Trust)
  • Dorothy Cross, Everest Shark, bronze, Meadow Arts Commission 2013 Courtesy the artist and Meadow Arts
    Installation view: Time Will Tell at Croft Castle (National Trust)
  • Shark Heart Submarine: Courtesy the Artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
  • Cave: Courtesy the Artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
  • Dorothy Cross, Teacup, 1997, video (3 min loop, 1 hr duration)
    Courtesy of Dorothy Cross and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 
Sat 5 Oct 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014

A sense of place pervades contemporary artist Dorothy Cross’s practice. Living in Connemara, a rural area on Ireland’s wild west coast, Cross creates sculpture, film and photography that delves into the relationship between living beings and the natural world around them.

Like Turner and Constable before her, Cross’s work is inspired by the natural world. Cross offers strange and unsettling encounters between the body and the environment, creation and destruction, new and old. Many of her works incorporate items found on the shore, including boats and animal skins. The exhibition reflects on the unique surroundings of her home, drawing connections to Turner Contemporary’s coastal location in Margate. One newly commissioned video explores a rarely accessible sea cave near Cross’s home, while another swims through Margate’s Shell Grotto.

The exhibition will tour to the Royal Hiberian Academy, Dublin. 

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Left by angie dore on Fri 6 Sep 2013

cant wait to see this exhibition - such an amazing irish artist.


Left by Jen Manning on Tue 19 Nov 2013

This exhibition blew me away and deposited me on a windswept Irish beach with all my senses heightened and my mind wide open.