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Pauline Bewick
The Midnight Court

Pauline Bewick's art breathes freedom and movement. She herself is a free spirit and her open philosophy has its roots in an unconventional childhood which was spent travelling around England and Ireland, living in houseboats and caravans. Following a prolific career from childhood onwards, her vivid paintings are featured in galleries and collections worldwide. This exhibition of large scale paintings is a visual adaptation of Brian Merriman's 1780s epic poem The Midnight Court, a burlesque variant of the Irish aisling tradition of dream-vision poetry in which a fairy court is trying Irish men for their crime of not populating the countryside sufficiently.

On the evening of the vernissage, Professor Kieran R. Byrne, director of Waterford Institute of Technology, will give a short reading of his translation from Irish of The Midnight Court.

Con Quigley, Managing Partner of Horwath Bastow Charleton Limerick, will present the CCI with a series of engravings. Horwath Bastow Charleton Limerick is one of Ireland's leading corporate finance advisors. The firm's art collection includes a range of Irish and overseas artists. The firm has been the benefactor of an annual travel bursary at the Limerick School of Art and Design at LIT for a number of years.