Radical Actions Melbourne
344 Swanston Street
9 September – 22 October
As part of its 2016 commemorative programme Culture Ireland is supporting the exhibition of Radical Actions in Melbourne. Radical Actions will present work by five established Irish artists whose works identify with the politics of social agitation, revolution and rebellion.
This year of commemoration of the 1916 Rising in Ireland will be a starting point for an international exhibition that is reflexive and responsive to the defining period around the Great War in an international context. It will look at how events in recent and distant history, attitudes to rebellion, revolution and agitation have formed societies and national identities, questioning the role of the artist in imagining future states and explore the impact this revolutionary period has had on Irish citizens.