Created on October 19, 2021
73 Grand Parade, Centre, Cork, T12 VW18, Ierland

English Market

For Ardu Street Art project

In my painting, a man sets a table, a composition of fruit and veg in the manner of a lot of still life paintings from the 18th Century, when the English market and much of the Grand Parade and Patrick’s Street was built. The table is overflowing with fruit, an abundance of fresh produce that has been available in the market for years. I’ve included a doll’s house on the table to illustrate how Cork is a city built on food and how our culinary scene is one of our greatest assets. I’ve also included a fire extinguisher on the table as a reminder of the Burning of Cork 101 years ago, and that although the market was mostly spared, damage was still done.
Conor Harrington—English MarketConor Harrington—English Market
Hunted by Tim Marschang.
Pictures by Louise Barker.

Marker details

Date created2021-10-19T22:00:00.000Z
Camera usedCanon EOS R5
Marker typeartwork