The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) has just announced they have acquired three diptychs from the Jigmap Series by Claire Halpin from the Olivier Cornet Gallery. A great honour for both the gallery and the artist Claire Halpin who has been represented by the gallery since 2016. Since joining the gallery Claire as an artist has contributed an exciting and enthusiastic presence to the gallery and also as a co-curator on a number of exhibitions. View the works in the IMMA Collection here:
Jigmap Series Works:
- Yeoman Yemen, Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 60cm X 150cm, 2019
- Afghan Tour, Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 60cm X 150cm, 2016
- Jigmap Iraq, Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 150cm, 2015
Afghan Tour and Jigmap Iraq were first exhibited part of the artist’s solo show Glomar Response at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in 2016. They also featured in 38th EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial in 2018 exhibited spectacularly at Limerick City Gallery, selected by Into Guerrero. While Yeoman Yemen was the centre piece of the artist’s solo show Raw War at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in 2019. This show constituted a milestone exhibition in Claire’s career as it offered viewers a comprehensive survey of the artist’s attempt to navigate the complexity of the contemporary theatre of war.
“I am absolutely delighted about the selection of my work for acquisition for IMMA’s Collection – both personally and professionally it is an honour to have my work included in IMMA’s Collection – amongst the many great artworks and artists. For any artist to receive the acknowledgement, affirmation and support of their work by a national cultural institution is hugely important in their career, and for me for the Jigmap Series represents a significant body of work and development in my practice – knowing that the significance of this work has been recognised and will be exhibited at IMMA and brought to a wider audience for many years to come makes me happy and proud”.
Claire Halpin, April 2021