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Gallery: Gallery IX


Gallery IX

Human passions underpin Hughie O’Donoghue RA’s arrangement in Gallery IX. A huge limestone sculpture, The Scarred One, by Benedict Byrne, provided his starting point with its many references to past cultures and deities. O’Donoghue’s painting, The Full Heat of the Sun, appears opposite Byrne’s sculpture and both works interrogate the tension of human existence across time and cultures. Other works, carefully placed across the gallery, develop O’Donoghue’s exploration of the passions and how to contain them.