Curatorial

P r o j e c t s

Return to Sender

January 1998

A group touring exhibition, starting at Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Arthouse, Dublin, and then Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin, Brisbane and Belfast, Australia.

“Without doubt, the most poignant and reflective piece is another montage by Paul O’Neill, titled Excess Baggage.

Among the seemingly random collection of dried flowers, woollen gloves and empty sardine tins is a heart rendering note, written in a child’s scrawl which reads: “Daddy says he loves me, why duss he hit me?”

To which, the inevitable response is simply stunned silence.”

Excerpts from review by Katherine Goode in The Advertiser