Dorothy Cross


Dorothy Cross  is one of Ireland’s leading international artists. She works with a range of media, which includes sculpture, photography, video, and installation. Central to her work are themes of sexual and cultural identity, personal history, memory, and the gaps between the conscious and subconscious. Her work came to mainstream public attention with her solo show  Ebb  at the Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin in 1988. Her best-known public work is  Ghost Ship, where she painted a de-comissioned lightship with phosphorous paint and moored it in Dublin Bay, where it glowed at night for several weeks during the winter of 1999. In 2005 a major retrospective of her work was held at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Dorothy now lives on the coast of north Galway. She is represented by Kerlin Gallery, Dublin and Frith Street Gallery, London. She came to Borris in 2013 to discuss her work with IMMA Director Sarah Glennie.