Ghosts of Grangegorman, a space-specific installation by Alan Counihan based on the belongings of dead or discharged patients of Grangegorman Mental Hospital, (later St Brendan’s Hospital) is now showing at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin as part of the RHA Annual Open Exhibition until 11 June 2016.
Alan was invited to create a space-specific work based on the Personal Effects project for the gallery during the Annual Open Exhibition. The Personal Effects project is an ongoing work that began as an exploration of the personal effects of dead or discharged patients of Grangegorman Mental Hospital which were discovered in an attic of that institution in 2010. The fruit of that research and exploration was exhibited as a multi-media installation that was first shown in 2014 at the Long Stores of St Brendan’s Hospital, Grangegorman, Dublin.
Details at the front desk of the RHA as to location of the installation.