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Tales from a Green Post Box


  • The Lab Foley Street 1 Dublin, Dublin Ireland (map)

In 2015 Jane was invited by Dublin City Council Arts Office to be part of their series of exhibitions commemorating 1916 at The LAB.

Intrigued by the central role the GPO has played in the historiography of the 1916 rising, much of the research for Tales from a Green Post Box has centred on the extraordinary reach and influence of the postal system at the time – confirmed by the astute political act of painting all post boxes green following independence in 1922. 

Over the course of the research Locke has discovered tantalising glimpses of forgotten technologies that appear to have perished with the destruction of the GPO in 1916, but perhaps provide an insight into why, after standing on street corners for over 100 years, our cast iron post boxes have started to disappear from our streets.

This exhibition is part of Dublin City Council's Commemoration Programme. The exhibition will be accompanied by a text by Maeve Muireann.

Talks will take place:

Date                                                     Time                          Location

Thursday 29th September                6pm - 7pm                 The LAB - Studio 2

Sunday 2nd October                         3pm - 4pm                 The LAB - Studio 4 -Tickets are FREE

Saturday 8th October                        2pm - 3pm                 The LAB - Studio 2

Saturday 15th October                      2pm - 3pm                 The LAB - Studio 2