It looks at how myth and myth making, memory and place form part of national identity and community. While some images reflect on borders, borderlands and territory; a puritan approach to food and the ironies of daily life are also commented on. The viewer is asked to consider what is really being protected and why. How much is real, how much is myth?
The show features a downloadable exhibition guide which features a Curator Catherine Marshall and Denis discussing the works on display and gives insight to the artists motivations and creative process, always a useful tool for the viewer.
You can access the guide here: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40033367
Denis (and Catherine) also feature on the latest South Tipp Arts Podcast where they talk with Eimear King about 'Protectorate' You can listen to the podcast here: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40072311
Denis has made available a limited edition hand cut postcard print of 'Protected view, Point Hill, Blackheath, 2019-01-15' - available from the office.
The gallery is open from 10 - 5, Monday to Saturday, admission is free