Billy's Museum installation view KEEPER exhibition at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, 2018.
Installation KEEPER exhibition The Hugh Lane, 2018. Photographer Ros Kavanagh.

Billy Hull was a senior prison officer in HMP Maze. Over a period of fifteen years at the height of the conflict, he repeatedly disobeyed an order to destroy materials. Instead he saved them. Billy’s Museum shows the display Billy curated of these surviving objects along with interviews with him about prison and the objects. The artefacts represented in this artwork depict a scattered, non-linear biography of place, time, culture, ritual, routine, subterfuge, life and death.

Billy’s Museum, 2004/re-mastered 2017, 2-channel audio, 4:3 video, 19:40 minutes, looped in exhibition presentation.