David O’Rourke was commissioned in 2022 through the Decade of Centenaries Programme.

The concept of Timeslip was to take archival images of County Clare from the time period 1919 -1923 and re-photograph them in their modern setting in order to contemporise the reality of war, occupation and civil war on a largely civilian population.

The resulting images formed part of the research for a series of paintings containing references from the present day and 100 years ago.

Research was carried out through the Clare County Library Photographic Archive, the National Archives and online photographic sites such as The Vintage Lens.


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