Tony Strickland and Neil Shawcross at the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

Tony Strickland and Neil Shawcross at the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

Last Friday saw the closing party for an exhibition of portraits on one subject – art curator Tony Strickland.  The exhibition featured paintings, drawings and fine art photography from a variety of visual artists over the past ten years. There were many familiar faces in the quite full room.

Veronica Heywood with her friend Joan at the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

Veronica Heywood with her friend Joan at the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

Tony turned sixty at the beginning of October and this was billed as the finale to the extended celebrations. Neil Shawcross RHA, RUA was in attendance to give the speech.

Damien Davey and PJ Lynch at the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

Damien Davey and PJ Lynch at the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

The exhibition took place in the Athena Room – upstairs in Sol Art on Dawson Street. The party continued on to the Red Bank Wine Bar on Duke Street.

Frank O'Dea, Andrew Manson, Tony Strickland and Sarah Eva Manson at the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

Frank O’Dea, Andrew Manson, Tony Strickland and Sarah Eva Manson at the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)