Drawing inspiration from rural Ireland, both Margo McNulty and Geraldine O’Reilly’s work is firmly situated in the local. This joint exhibition of prints and video work explores their shared interest in history, memory and narrative. O’Reilly’s work draws on a residency at the Heinrich Böll House on Achill Island where she was struck by the Deserted Village, abandoned since famine times. McNulty’s work explores personal history, using her grandmother and great grandmother’s house as the basis for large- scale lithographs that function as portals to the past. The exhibition is accompanied by a specially commissioned essay by Professor Luke Gibbons and features a poem by Leland Bardwell. In conversation John F. Deane and Geraldine O’Reilly will discuss their experiences of Achill Island and how the place and its history has influenced their work. The exhibition features Deane’s poem ‘The Abandoned Village’. Presented in association with The LAB.