THERE AND NOT THERE is an exhibition of photographic work by Victoria J Dean and Sharon Murphy which will be open to the public at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee from Saturday 16th February. Originally exhibited at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast in 2018 and curated by Sarah McAvera, the exhibition shares a concern with landscape and with interventions in the landscape: built structures that emanate ambiguous force or presence; and semi-allegorical child-figures who are sited or staged in different natural settings. The exhibition continues until Friday 22nd March, with an ‘In-Conversation’ event with the artists and an official launch on Saturday 23rd February from 5.00 – 7.00pm.
Siamsa Tíre CEO, Catríona Fallon notes, “The work of these two artists lends itself wonderfully to the gallery spaces in Siamsa Tíre. Sharon Murphy’s background in theatre and fascination for theatrical spaces gives a particular resonance to her photographs in the building.
The official launch on Saturday 23rd February will include an ‘In-Conversation’ event with the two artists and Siamsa Tíre CEO, Catríona Fallon from 5.15pm, followed by the official opening at 6pm. For further information visit
Siamsa Tíre would like to thank the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for their generous loan of one of the artworks. We would also like to thank the Golden Thread Gallery and Sarah McCavera for curating the exhibition. Siamsa Tíre is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Kerry County Council. Our Corporate Sponsor is Kerry Group. We would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of all three.