A new exhibition at Donegal's Glebe Gallery tells the story of 21st century Ireland via a series of acclaimed artworks by a number of major contemporary Irish artists. 

Curated by critic and broadcaster Cristín Leach, 21st Century Ireland In 21 Artworks includes paintings, photographs, video works, sculptures, performances, and installations informed by themes of home, money, bodies, risk, mental health, society, politics and more.

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Listen: Cristín Leach and artist Anthony Haughey talk 21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks on RTÉ Arena

Inspired by a series of articles created for RTE.ie, and presented as part of this year's Earagail Arts Festival, the show features a wide-ranging collection of urgent contemporary artworks, including internationally important artists such as Willie Doherty, Amanda Coogan, Corban Walker, Mick O'Dea, Dorothy Cross, and Aideen Barry.

From Amanda Coogan's I'll Sing You a Song from Around the Town, 2015

21st Century Ireland In 21st Artworks - revisit the original series of articles by Cristín Leach here.

For the exhibition, a 22nd artwork has been added to the original series - Vukašin Nedeljkovic's Lissywollen Accommodation Centre, Athlone, (2013) - in Leach's words, Nedeljkovic's art draws lines between Direct Provision and the Irish state’s history of incarcerating and othering those who were held in residential asylums, Magdalene Laundries, Industrial Schools, mother and baby homes.

 Vukašin Nedeljkovic's Lissywollen Accommodation Centre, Athlone, (2013)

21st Century Ireland In 21 Artworks runs at The Glebe Gallery, Churchill, from Sunday 14th July - Sunday 1st September, as part of this year's Earagail Arts Festival - more details here.