The gallery is closed from 12 August to 3 September 2019

Olivier Cornet Gallery

3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland


087 288 7261

Tues to Friday: 11am - 6pm (8pm on Thurs)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon - 5pm

Olives, Oysters and Oranges

13 - 30 June 2019

Group Show
Artists: Michelle Boyle, Áine Divine, John Keating, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Caitríona Ní Threasaigh and Yanny Petters

Official opening: Thursday 13th June 2019, at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1.

Guest speaker: Dr Flicka Small, Joyce Scholar and Food Enthusiast, University College Cork

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present 'Olives, Oysters and Oranges', a group show featuring watercolour paintings around mentions of food in James Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’. The exhibition features new work by gallery artists Yanny Petters and Eoin Mac Lochlainn and the following invited artists: Michelle Boyle, Áine Divine and John Keating. The show also features 'Penelope', filmed by Conor Tobin, performed by Caitríona Ní Threasaigh and Aaron Hughes as Leopold Bloom.

The title of the show, 'Olives, Oysters and Oranges', comes from Dr Small's current research into the semiotics of food in Ulysses.

On Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June, Dublin Sketchers will present an exhibition of sketchbooks, also on the theme of food.

On Sunday 16th June, from 3pm onwards, visitors will be able to indulge in a selection of food and cheeses from our sponsors, the Derry-based award-winning artisan Tamnagh Foods and Dart Mountain Cheese. A live performance of ‘Penelope’ by the artist Caitríona Ní Threasaigh will also take place on the day.

The exhibition, curated by gallerist Olivier Cornet, is part of the Fringe programme of the Bloomsday Festival, organised by the James Joyce Centre Dublin. It runs until the 30th of June.

For more information about the 2019 Bloomsday Festival and our participation in it:


The exhibition got a mention in The Irish Times' arts supplement 'The Ticket' on 15th June 2019 ('This week's Visual Arts Highlights' by art critic Aidan Dunne)

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