Fascinating and beautiful images located by artist Sean Lynch on a recent site visit at Arsenale, La Biennale di Venezia. Both include representations of what will be the Irish Pavilion for 2015.

Image 1: Abbot Maffioletto: Arsenale of Venice in 1798 after the invasion of Napoleon. Irish pavilion behind the trees with its roof taken off to show what remains following the sacking of the yards.

Image 2: Jacobo de Barbari: Map of Venice 1500. Irish pavilion somewhere towards the bottom of the image.