Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Kennedy Browne represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2009.
Ireland's presentation at the 53rd International Art Exhibition in 2009 sought to foreground two artists (but three practices) that operated without commercial gallery representation. The engagement of / with people formed a central element of their practice, and art is at the core. The technically accomplished and visually engaging artworks they produced exists as the gravitational centre for explorations around identity, labour, craft, design, globalisation, economics, language, architecture, beauty, money, value and being human. As a consequence their work operated both within and beyond the traditional ideas an art world affords itself.