The critically acclaimed 'Holy Show' print exhibition will tour several regional art centres in 2003, including Limerick, Enniskillen, Sligo, Dingle and Monaghan. Other venues for 2004 are also being considered.
This exhibition represents a response from the selected artists to the Christian Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, the shared sacred scripture for both Judaism and Christianity.
The Chester Beatty Collection provided a wealth of possible subjects for the exhibition but the artists were also encouraged to return to the rich and diverse text of the biblical stories themselves, rather than re-interpret a familiar mediaeval or later image.
The Hebrew Bible remains a rich source of inspiration for contemporary artists. This exhibition will provide both the participants and the audience with an opportunity to reflect upon one of the major influences on the formation of Western Civilisation.