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In Memory of the Future – an Illustrators Ireland Exhibition 2023-2024

7th March 2024 at 7pm and running until 18th April 2024.

Illustrators Ireland celebrates the work of Tomi Ungerer with the Exhibition In Memory of the Future. 

Members of Illustrators Ireland will honor the memory and work of Tomi Ungerer creating new pieces inspired by Tomi’s work.

The exhibition opened on the 3rd of August at 6 pm with Aria Ungerer at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire for visitors to enjoy between the 3rd of August – the 30th of September 2023.

It will now tour to Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast, opening on the 7th March 2024 at 7pm and running until 18th April 2024.

 

This exhibition is supported by Illustrators Ireland, Ambassade de France en Ireland, dlr, IBbY & Alliance Francaise. 

EXHIBITION – ‘In Memory of the Future’ – with Illustrators Ireland

In Homage to Tomi Ungerer

This is an exhibition by 55 Irish illustrators, celebrating the life and work of Tomi Ungerer.

Tomi Ungerer was an internationally recognised, admired and well-loved illustrator. Ungerer spent much of his life as a young man trying to find a place to settle, having been uprooted first by World War 2, then by prejudice, and finally by boredom. In the end, we were lucky and Ungerer settled in Ireland.

In 2018 Ungerer was welcomed as the first honorary member of Illustrators Ireland – a gesture that was partially tongue-in-cheek – but Ungerer accepted his crown with grace, humility and great enthusiasm.

Unfortunately, Ungerer passed away before we, Illustrators Ireland, had a chance to organise an event with him. Our aim with this exhibition is to commemorate Ungerer, his work and how he influenced so many of our members both in Ireland and abroad.

Each illustrator has chosen a work by Ungerer and offered their response to it, or their interpretation of it. Ungerer enjoyed wordplay and the title of the exhibition was chosen as it was a favourite phrase of his. Tomi Ungerer might be the ‘memory’ but we are the ‘future’.

 

 

The Copyright of the artworks belongs to their original creators. Illustrators Ireland does not take responsibility for, or necessarily share the values of each individual member, but Illustrators Ireland remains a neutral body encouraging freedom of artistic expression for all.