Dorothy Walker: evaluating the legacy
A Panel Discussion to accompany the NCAD Gallery exhibition and to provide an appreciation and evaluation of Dorothy Walker's work and of her legacy in the visual arts in Ireland
Monday 7th October 2013, 5.30 pm
Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD, 100 Thomas St.
Adventurous Thinking: the archive of Dorothy Walker
Luke Gibbons (Professor of Cultural Studies, NUIM)
Christina Kennedy (Senior Curator, IMMA)
Declan McGonagle (Director, NCAD)
Des Bell (Head of Academic Affairs, NCAD (Chair)
The audience are invited to view the exhibition (open all day, Monday 7th until 5.30pm) and to join the discussion.
Dorothy Walker played a pivotal role in many of the most significant events in Irish visual art in the second half of the 20th century including the Rosc Exhibitions, the Guiness-Peat Aviation Awards and the foundation of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Her book Modern Art in Ireland (1997) provides the first critical account of the modernist movement in the visual arts in Ireland