London Irish Art 2015 endeavours to explore the personal understanding and the experience of the Irish diaspora living in the U.K., specifically in relation to culture, identity and creativity. A programme of art, poetry and music, will inform this investigation. An array of media will be explored, ranging from the more traditional painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture to the more contemporary means of expression such as video work, installation and stop-motion animation.
The exhibition presents works by the celebrated Irish artists Louis Le Brocquy, Robert Ballagh, the recent winner of the RHA Sean Keating Award for Outstanding Painting Francis O’Toole, as well as renowned painters James Brohan and Liam O’Neill and Irish sculptors John Behan and Aidan Harte. There will also be two works featured by Irish dancer Michael Flatley painted with foot taps in acrylic on marley.
U.K. based Irish artists will be represented through the contemporary cutting edge work of artists such as David Blackmore, Alison Lowry, Kyle Barnes, Donol Moloney, Patricia Volk and Aisling Drennan.
London Irish Art 2015 will run from 14th to 17th January in Central Hall, Westminster, SW1. It will be officially launched by the Minister for Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan T.D, and the Ambassador of Ireland, Dan Mulhall at 6pm on the evening of Thursday, 15th January 2015.
For more information see London Irish Art 2015.