2 - Jon Brunberg - [C]artography: map-making as artform

Jon Brunberg

[C]artography: map-making as artform

Still image from 101 Years

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
September 13 – November 10, 2007

The group show [C]artography: map-making as artform included the animation 101 Years. See press release below for more information about this exhibition or visit www.crawfordartgallery.com. The images published in connection shows the work during the installation process and some still images from the video.


[C]artography: map-making as artform
September 13 – November 10, 2007

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
Upper and lower galleries

The Crawford Art Gallery is proud to present the exhibition [C]artography: map-making as artform which seeks to explore the techniques and styles of early map-makers, as well as focus on contemporary artists who use mapping methodologies in their art practice, often for very different reasons.

The earliest map in the exhibition, printed in Ulm in 1482, a colour woodcut, is a copy after Ptolemy’s ancient map of Ireland. More recent maps include examples produced by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy and computer digital maps produced by the Department of Geography, University College Cork. The exhibition also includes exquisitely crafted maps by Richard Blome, William Petty, John Speed, Abraham Ortelius, John Rocque and others.

These early maps and present day computer digital maps will be seen alongside works by Kathy Prendergast, Frank Bowling, Grayson Perry, Stephen Brandes, Jeremy Deller, Mona Hatoum, Dorothy Cross, Tom Molloy and other contemporary artists who explore the relationship between cartography and memory, imagination and meaning.

Participating contemporary artists: Frank Bowling, Stephen Brandes, Jon Brunberg, Dorothy Cross, Jeremy Deller, Rita Donagh, Jimmie Durham, Clodagh Emoe, Simon Faithfull, Gary Farrelly, Brian Fay, Tim Goulding, Mona Hatoum, Sean Hillen, Patrick Ireland, Kim Jones, Chris Kenny, Tom Molloy, Satomi Matoba, Mariele Neudecker, Eamon O'Kane, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Kathy Prendergast, Tim Robinson and Chris Wilson.

[C]artography: map-making as artform provides a context for viewers to engage with maps on many levels, not least on a level of fascination with detailed representation of the world, but also in the information they reveal, distort and often hide.

A full colour publication will accompany the exhibition with commissioned essays by art writer Mic Moroney, William Laffan and Professor William J. Smyth of the Department of Geography, University College Cork. The catalogue will be launched on 18 September.

For further information on the exhibition organised by the Crawford Art Gallery please contact:
Clare Hennessy, Exhibitions Officer
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place, Cork
T: +353 (0) 21 4907853
E: clare.crawfordartgallery@gmail.com