Painting Ulysses is an exhibition based on the 18 episodes of James Joyce’s novel. The works, painted by Aidan Hickey to mark the 100th Anniversary of Ulysses’ publication, will hang in the James Joyce Centre, North Great George’s Street, Dublin, from February to June, 2022.

Since each of Joyce’s episodes was written in a different literary style, Hickey designed each painting in a different visual style.  This exhibition responds to both the text of Ulysses and eclectic exploration of European Art History.

Aidan Hickey studied at the National College of Art and spent most of his career drawing and writing animated films for Children’s TV. Always keen to tell visual stories, he worked in a Narrative style and searched for a suitable subject. And, about six years ago he found it, in Ulysses. Today, looking at the finished paintings, he says,

“Pictures can convey a lot of the spirit of a written episode, but very little of its true significance. That said, even if my paintings only hint at the novel’s wealth of comedy and complexity, they might, for a new audience, become a silent “Open Sesame” to Joyce’s treasure trove.”


Podcast: James Joyce’s Last Year in France

Et Voilá ! Franco Irish podcast channel sponsored by the Cultural section of the French Embassy in Ireland. The 2 episodes talk about James Joyce last year in St Gérand le Puy in France with Marion Byrne from Association de James Joyce in St Gérand, Darina Gallagher Director in James Joyce Centre, Dr Adrian Paterson NUI Galway, Catherine Gagneux French Hon Consul Connacht & Donegal

Contributors: Olwen Fouéré reading and performance of Tutto e Scoilto and Finnegans Wake, Paraic Breathnach reading and performance of Flower to my Daughter and The Night piece, Aindreas Muldowney Reading of correspondanc, Laure Terchair/ Laure Chartier music for Tutto e Scoilto, Alan Preims Soundcast and Podcast Galway for Recording, editing, music composed

Listen to James Joyce’s Last Year In France Part One by Et Voilà ! on #SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/vzvxh

Listen to James Joyce’s Last Year In France Part Two by Et Voilà ! on #SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/za41u


The James Joyce Cultural Centre is situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse, offering visitors historical and biographical information about James Joyce and his influence in literature. We host walking tours, exhibitions, workshops and lectures for visitors with a casual interest and Joycean experts alike. See the door to the famous No 7 Eccles Street from “Ulysses”, a recreation of his living quarters in Paris, art exhibitions and more which bring the author and his works to life.

Due to Covid 19 government restrictions, the James Joyce Centre is currently closed to visitors.


 



About James Joyce

James Joyce (1882 – 1941) is one of Ireland’s most influential and celebrated writers. His most famous work is Ulysses (1922) which follows the movements of Leopold Bloom through a single day on June 16th, 1904. Ulysses is based on Homer’s The Odyssey. Some of Joyce’s other major works include the short story collection Dubliners (1914), and novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Learn More

Due to Covid 19 government restrictions, the James Joyce Centre is currently closed and all activity has been moved online. Please note that there are no tours running at this time. We hope to be able to welcome you back and resume activities soon.


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