26 April - 29 May 2023 (LexIcon, Level 3)
Gerald Dawe celebrates the art of living in places. Whether the Belfast of the 1960s, the anxious territories of the 1970s and 1980s, or the emergent ‘new’ Ireland including Dun Laoghaire where he has lived for the past thirty years, his writing expresses the potency of memory to shape and sustain. One of the country’s most distinctive living writers, his poetry and memoirs stand as powerful testimonies to the energy, movement and possibility of the homes and cities in which he resides.
This exhibition, curated by Dr Frank Ferguson (Ulster University) in collaboration with the John J. Burns Library, Boston College, charts the places, people and moments that have shaped Dawe’s life and his sense of cultural belonging.