Presented in partnership with
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland - Dublin
Sirius Arts Centre - Cobh 
The Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature -Warsaw

Opening Reception: Thursday 31 May 7:00pm

Special Guest Opening Speaker
Dr. Paweł  Jędrzejko

Author and Assistant Professor, Department of Literatures English and Postcolonial Studies, Institute of British and American Culture.
University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

Following the opening reception of this exhibition at 8pm there will be a special FREE performance in the Cobh Heritage Centre with:
Cobh Youth Services Shanty Singers from the Crossing the Waves Project
Siudma Góra
Perly i Lotry
Banana Boat

Followed by the lighting of a "Baltic Wheel" Candle Labyrinth in front of the Heritage Centre at 10pm by artist Nic Piper and friends.

The exhibition will then be open:
1 Friday - 3 Sunday  from 11AM - 5pm
4 Monday from 2PM - 5PM

 "To follow the dream, and again to follow the dream - and - so always - usque ad finem..."
("Lord Jim")

TWIXT LAND AND SEA, was curated by the Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature in Warsaw to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Konrad Korzeniowski (Joseph Conrad), Polish noble and English writer and sailor. 2007 has been designated by UNESCO Joseph Conrad's year.

Twixt Land and Sea is run in partnership with the Cobh Maritime Song Festival and will be exhibited in the Sirius Arts Centre Galleries through Monday 4 June.

The title of the exhibition, derived from a collection of Conrad's short stories by the same name written in 1912, is meant to serve as a metaphor.  However, it does not intend to refer only to life choices of the writer and places where his characters lived.  The title opens the space between the land and the wide sea for dreams, feelings, moral choices, remembrances and - above all - art.  In this exhibition, Conrad guides you through this realm with fragments of his works and letters.

For more information on Twixt Land and Sea visit the following website:

Dr. Jędrzejko is organising:
Hearts of Darkness: Melville and Conrad in the Space of World Culture,

the Sixth International Conference of the Melville Society 4 - 7 August 2007,
Szczecin, Poland

in partnership with the Tall Ships' Races Szczecin 2007 Organization Office and the Joseph Conrad Society (PL, UK and US).  
For more information on this upcoming event in Poland please visit their website at http://www.melville.us.edu.pl/

Cobh Maritime Song Festival