A ‘Brown Envelope’ Art Invitation – Celtic Zoo
Something a bit ‘outside the box’ here. The artist who we designed this exhibition invitation for, Tom Fitzgerald, had created this collection entitled ‘Celtic Zoo’ which is a series of works based on the Celtic Tiger years and how corruption, bad leadership and banking behaviou has affected this country’s economic situation. He felt in the eyes of the rest of the world, Ireland is seen as a bit if a joke and the concept of his collection is the idea of opening Ireland to tourists as a zoo, where they could visit and see the state of the nation after the ‘glory’ years. The work is very satirical and politically uncorrect. To showcase this, we designed this invitation in the style of a brown paper envelope stuffed with 50 euro notes, the epitome of everything that was corrupt in this country. He thought it was quite amusing and very in keeping with his collection. We even provided real brown paper envelopes to send out the invitations to guests. We hear that it was reacted to very well, the desired result for us. The exhibition opened in Bourn Vincent Gallery at University of Limerick in Decemeber 2011.
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- National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland
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- A Splash of Art and Culture in UL