The Cabinet of Wonders is an ongoing visual art project at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. It is now in it’s third iteration.This imaginative project takes its inspiration from the fashion for Cabinets of Curiosities, which found their beginnings in the Renaissance and were still much in fashion till the late 19thcentury.
From the time of the Renaissance, Cabinets of Curiosities (also known as Kunstkabinette or Wunderkammern), were collections of unusual objects which presented the rich and often curious diversity of the natural world and beyond. Taking this as its inspiration, The Cabinet of Wonders #3 presents a series of works by a selection of contemporary visual artists: Paul Bokslag, Cecilia Bullo, Stefania Corbelli, John Gayer, Maree Hensey, Annabel Konig, Chris Leach, Cecilia Moore, and Cosette Olohan. Inspired by the eclectic approach of the original collector-curators, the project presents a range of works “to engage, intrigue, surprise and delight”. Come and see for yourselves.
1 February – 20 May 2017
Peter’s Nest “In remembrance of my mother, who made the best nest”.
From the ‘Nest’ project.