Running March 2018-mid 2020

HSE Primary Care Centre
Grangegorman Road Upper, Dublin 7

Opening Hours Mon-Sun 9:30am-12pm/2-4pm

Frieze is a photographic installation located in the waiting area of the Audiology Centre at the new HSE Primary Care Centre on Grangegorman Road Upper in Dublin 7. The 11 panel frieze is loosely based on a painting An Assumption (1571) by the Florentine painter Rosso Fiorentino. This iteration might represent ‘states of being’ by ‘everyman’ however it is open to wide interpretation and might even reference the former use of the current location as a Laundry. This work is currently on a 3 year loan.

Frieze is a collaboration between the artist Fergus Martin and the photographer Anthony Hobbs (Martin & Hobbs) who have been working together for nearly 20 years. Frieze developed from a body of work made site specifically for the Oratorio di san Ludovico in Venice and subsequently shown in the Green on Red Gallery, who represent Martin & Hobbs. Frieze is in the permanent collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Martin & Hobbs was a collaborative project between the painter Fergus Martin and the photographer Anthony Hobbs. They joined forces in 2001 out of a desire by both artists to explore new ways of experiencing the human figure as a living entity, and to bring to this their different experience as painter and photographer. They exhibited in Venice, Dublin, Brussels, and Melle, France. Their work is in the collections of The Arts Council of Ireland and The Irish Museum of Modern Art.