Counterpunch – Sharon Kelly & Corinthians Boxing Club Dublin
Exhibition launch, 5 – 7pm, Thursday 25th May. The exhibition will be opened by Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Darcy Lonergan, and Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD.
Exhibition Dates: Friday 26 May – Monday 5 June 2023, National Stadium, Dublin 8
The work is the outcome of Creative Residency Sport & Art initiated by Dublin City Council Culture Company in partnership with Dublin City sport and Wellbeing Partnership. Counterpunch is an exhibition made with women boxers and their coaches from Corinthians Boxing Club, north Dublin, by visual artist Sharon Kelly.
The resulting multi-media exhibition at the National Stadium Gym explores ideas and materials found in the sport of boxing. The artworks represent how energy is transferred through punching drills and sparring, how this energy leaves a mark, and builds resilience and stamina.
The exhibition is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, all ages are welcome and no booking is required (children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult). Family day on Monday 5 June, with art activities, boxing taster sessions and more!
Sports clubs, schools and community groups can avail of a free group tour of the exhibition, contact [email protected] to arrange.