View a stunning glass installation by Seattle-based Irish artist Paula Stokes, opening on 14 November at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life
1.845: Memento Mori consists of 1,845 handblown glass potatoes remembering the Great Irish Famine. It has taken the artist 15 years to complete and will go on display in the Landlord’s Library at Turlough Park House, Castlebar.
The title of the project references the year the potato blight came to Ireland, marking the beginning of a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration.
Liam Ó Maonlaí will perform the official opening of the exhibition in the Landlord’s Library at Turlough Park House on 13 November 2021.