The Beckett Country Exhibition
The Beckett Country, a photographic exhibition, researched and compiled by E. O’Brien with assistance from James Knowlson and photography by David Davison, was sponsored by Aer Lingus and the British Arts Council. Comprising 167 photographs and accompanying text and captions, the exhibition has been displayed at the following venues:
The Library, University of Reading 12.5.1986 – 1.6.1986
MacRobert Art Gallery, University of Stirling 11.8.1986 – 8.9.1986
The Atrium, Trinity College, Dublin. 30.9.1986 – 11.10.1986
The Olivier Gallery, National Theatre, Dublin. 20.10.1986 – 10. 1.1987
Kennys Gallery and Bookshop, Galway. 23.1.1987 – 14.2.1987
Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. 21.2.19 87 – 15.3.1987
The Bell Table, Limerick 29.3.1987 – 21.4.1987
The Town Hall, Castlebar 25.4.1987 – 23.5.1987
The Town Hall, Dundalk 2.6.1987 – 20.6.1987
The Ardhowen Theatre & Arts Centre, Enniskillen 29.6.1987 – 25.7.1987
The Ulster Museum, Belfast 5.8.1987 – 9.9.1987
The Clifden Arts Festival, Galway 21.9.1987 – 26.9.1987
Theatre de Rond-Point, Paris 7.10.1987 – 4.11.1987
The Irish College, Louvain, Belgium 9.11.1987 – 29.11.1987
Universität Aachon, Bonn 10.12.1987 – 30.12.1987
Bibliotheca Nacional, Madrid 11.2.1988 – 28.2.1988
New York Public Library, New York 17.6.1988 – 31.8.1988
University of New Orleans 30.10.1988 – 29.12.1988
Schatten Gallery, Woodruff Library,
Emory University, Atlanta 13. 1.1989 – 31.1.1989
Conrad Sulzer Regional, Chicago Public Library 5.3.1989 – 31.3.1989
Dublin Writer’s Museum 1990 – 1996
The Beckett Country Exhibition was sent on tour in France as part of L’imaginaire Irlandais, being shown at the following venues:
*Les Paysages de Beckett. By Eoin O’Brien with photography by David Davison. For L’imaginaire Irlandais. Maison de la Poésie. Théâtre Molière. Paris. 16th January to 13th March 1996.
*Les Paysages de Beckett. By Eoin O’Brien with photography by David Davison. For L’imaginaire Irlandais. Bibliothèque Municipale de Strasbourg. Strasbourg. 30th March to 30th April1996.
*Les Paysages de Beckett. By Eoin O’Brien with photography by David Davison. For L’imaginaire Irlandais. Maison de la Fontaine. Brest. 9th May to 1st June 1996.
*Les Paysages de Beckett. By Eoin O’Brien with photography by David Davison. For L’imaginaire Irlandais. Université de Caen. Caen. 10th July to 24th June 1996.
Dundalk Institute of Technology on loan 2003 – 2005
Zone of stones
‘Zone of Stones: Samuel Beckett’s Dublin.’ An Audiovisual presentation researched, compiled and narrated by E. O’Brien with photography by D. Davison and sound by P. Duffner. September 1986. A lecture accompanying the audiovisual presentation was delivered at the following venues:
Beckett at eighty: a celebration. The University of Reading, Berkshire. May 1986
Samuel Beckett: An International Conference. The University of Stirling, Scotland. August 1986
The Arnold K. Henry Lecture. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin. October 1986
The Faculty of English, Galway University, Galway. January 1987
A Public Lecture. The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin. January 1987
A Public Lecture. The Bell Table Theatre, Limerick. 16 April 1987
A Public Lecture. The Old Dublin Society. The Civic Museum. September 1987
A Lecture for School Children. Clifden School, Galway. September 1987
A Public Lecture. Foxrock Local History Club. 15 October 1987
The Clinical Club, Newman House, Dublin. October 1981
Samuel Beckett and Medicine
Bibliotheca Nacional, Madrid, 11 February 1988.
The Beckett Country. Lecture and opening of exhibition.
Newtown School, Waterford, 10 May 1988.
Waiting for Godot; an interpretation. A lecture for school children.
New York Public Library, New York, 17 June 1988
The Beckett Country. Lecture and Opening of exhibition.
New Orleans Library, New Orleans, October 1988.
The Beckett Country, Opening of exhibition.
Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, An Evening of Music and Literature. 9 May 1990.
Spiritual catharsis: Samuel Beckett and the realisation of suffering.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh in association with the Commission of the European Communities, the Scottish Foundation and the Glasgow Herald. University of Glasgow. Creativity and Discovery in the Arts and Sciences. 23rd May 1990. Literature and medical catharsis: Samuel Beckett and the realisation of suffering.
‘The Writings of Samuel Beckett’ Following the publication of The Beckett Country in September 1986, a number of radio and television interviews and talks were delivered.
Guest Interview: Hanley’s People. Radio Telefis Eireann. 22 February 1988