About the Exhibitions Database

The NIVAL Exhibitions Database has been compiled to improve public access to the Library's extensive collection of files documenting art and design exhibitions in Ireland.  The files contain catalogues, press material and ephemera on more than 10,000 solo and group exhibitions from the period 1900 to the present.

The Exhibitions Database is a reference resource providing basic details on Irish exhibitions including title, date, venue, and artists represented.  A visit to the library is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

  • Title: The Source to Mouth - Wings of Fear.
  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL EXB/16597
  • Variant Names: 2020 Green on Red; exh: "The Source to Mouth - Wings of Fear."
  • Date: 2020
  • Group Type: Solo

Scope and Content:

Premiered on Culture Night, 2020. For Culture Night 2020 Nigel Rolfe makes a recording of a live performance using live elements, this time fire, continuing a series of ' actions on paper ' artworks made outdoors over the past restricted months without a studio. After recently returning to Dublin, Rolfe makes new work, not for the first time on the shores of the Liffey. In The Source to Mouth - Wings of Fear ( 2020 ) Rolfe stands, resolute, at the source of the Wicklow river. He has previously quoted Fluxus artist Yves Klein taking his canvas to the river.