Articles and Reviews

The following are some of the articles and reviews about Victor Sloan and his work:


Sophie Clarke, "Visual artist Victor Sloan on the influences behind his new Belfast Exposed exhibition", Irish News23 October, Belfast. 

Colin Darke, "Against the Image", Source, #108, Summer.
Carmel Robinson, "Visual artist Victor Sloan captured decades of life through unique work", Portadown Times, 12 August.

Colin Graham, "Victor Sloan: Before", Source, 90, Summer.

George Legg, "Contradictory Capitalism, Geographical Inertia and the New City of Craigavon", The Irish Review, Cork University Press, Ireland, Volume 52, Number 1, Summer.

John P O'Sullivan, "Drift", Sunday Times, London (Culture), 4 January

Colin Graham, "Photography that sees beyond surface drama of the Troubles", Irish Times, 20 June.

Aidan Dunne, "Victor Sloan: Drift", Irish Times, 10 December.

Cécilia Delporte, "Irlande du nord, l’art pour thérapie", L'oeil-Journal des Arts, Paris, France, No. 662, November

Brian Mcavera, "Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography", Irish Arts Review,  Dublin, Autumn (Sept-November)

Rosie Lavan, "Look, And Look Again", The Oxonian Review, Oxford, England, 2013

Stephanie McBride, "What's your angle?", Irish Arts ReviewVol. 30, No 2, Summer (June-August)

Gabriel Gee, Journal of Art Historiography, Birmingham, England, Number 9, December

Aaron Kelly, "Elephants of the Future",  Fugative Papers, Galway, Ireland, Issue No. 4 Summer 2013

Sean O'Hagan, "Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography", The Observer, London, England, 8 June

Darran Anderson, "Picturing Derry", Studio International, New York, USA, 17 July

Declan Long, "What Can Photography Do?", Source, Issue 75, Summer

Anne Mullee, "Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography", Visual Artists' News Sheet, Issue 4, 4 July - August

Joanne Savage, "Fuller picture of an alternative Ulster", Belfast Newsletter, Belfast, 10 May. 

Arianna Catania, "L'immagine ovunque", Left, Rome, Italy, 22 September.

Brendan McDaid, "The art of the Middle East", Belfast Telegraph, Belfast, 13 July.

Brian Dillon, 'Books', Frieze, Issue 143, November- December.

James Morrison, “The Troubles we’ve seen”, The Independent, (The New Review), London, 14 June, pp. 12-15.

James Morrison "Battle lines: 30 years of unseen ‘Troubles’ art", Sunday Independent, Dublin, 14 June.

Aidan Dunne, “Attacking the subject of 20th century conflict”, Irish Times, Dublin, 11 February.

Colin Graham, "A Persisting Anachronism", Source, Belfast, Spring 2007, Issue 50, pp. 56, 57

Luke Ryan, “Small Spaces in the Frame”, Irish News, Belfast, 10 February, p. 34.

David Hughes, “Luxus”, Circa, Dublin, No. 119, Spring, pp. 102, 103.

Brian McAvera, "Rock n' Roll: Art in Northern Ireland 1969 to Now", State of Art, London, Issue No. 7, September.

Miranthe Staden-Garbett, “Victor Sloan, Walk”, Pretoria News, South Africa, 14 September.

Jim Smyth, “Confronting the Horrible Years”, Fortnight, Belfast, March, No. 442, p. 23.

Brian McAvera, 'State of Seige",  State of Art, London, Issue No. 6, Summer.

Susan McKay, “You can make your wee film. But no cameras: Unionism in 2005”, Field Day Review, Editors: Seamus Deane & Breandán MacSuibhne, Dublin, April, No. 2, pp. 161, 162.

Susan McKay, “A Different Show of Colours”, Irish Times , Dublin, p.12, 4 July.

Joseph McBrinn, “Portadown: Orange Segments and Seeing Orange”, Circa , Belfast, No. 113, Autumn, pp. 84-86

Colin Graham “Every Passer-by a Culprit?” Third Text, published by Kala Press/Black Umbrella, Vol.19, Issue 5, pp. 569, 570, 574, 575.

Daniel Jewesbury, “I wouldn’t have Started from Here”, Third Text, Vol.19, Issue 5, September, p. 534.

Rachel Hewson, “Conflicting Histories”, Irish Arts Review, Dublin, Vol.22, Issue 4, Winter, pp. 103-107.

------, “Marsch in die Abgrenzung”, Augsburger Allgemeinen, Augsburg, Germany, No. 171, Vol. 27, July.

Pia Schaller, “Ausstellung Victor Sloan: Walk”, Zirbelnews, No.7-8, July/August.

------, “Lachen vom Gesicht gekratzt”, Augsburger Allgemeinen, No. 177, Vol. 3, August.

------ “Walk”, Augsburg Journal, Augsburg, Germany, August.

Wilma Sedelmeier, “Spaziergang der Oranier in Nordirland”, Augsburger News, Augsburg, Germany, 26 September.

Brian McAvera, “Class of ‘84”, Irish Arts Review, Dublin, Autumn, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp.74-75.

Karl Hunter, "Representations of Northern Ireland: The Art of Victor Sloan", Thoughtlines, 7, published by National College of Art and Design, Dublin, edited by Maebh Ob Regan, pp. 103-109.

Elaine Murphy, “Victor Sloan: A Broken Surface”, Circa, Dublin, No. 103, Spring 2003, p. 103.

Rodney Latouralle, C International Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada, No. 72, Winter, p. 44-45.

Jürgen Schneider, “Portadown”, irland journal, Moers, Germany, No. 1, January, pp. 9-10.

Aidan Dunne, “Circus of Ritual War”, The Irish Times, Dublin, 22 January, p. 9.

Gavin Weston, “Victor Sloan: Selected Works 1980-2000”, The Sunday Times, Culture, 18 February, p. 32.

Robert Clark, “Victor Sloan”, The Guardian, 10 February, p. 32.

Mairtin Crawford, “Ambiguous Images”, Fortnight, Belfast, March, No.393, p. 28.

Richard West, “Interfering With The Negative - an interview with Victor Sloan”, Source, Belfast, Issue 26, Spring, pp. 28-34.

Justin Carville, “Re-negotiated Territory: The Politics of Place, Space and Landscape in Irish Photography”, Afterimage, Rochester, New York, U.S.A., July.

Aidan Dunne, “Victor Sloan,” The Irish Times, The Ticket, Dublin, 1 August 2001, p.19.

Luke Clancy, “Ireland”, Art Review, London, Volume LIII, March 2001, pp. 24-25.

Mary Kate O’Flanagan, “Victor Sloan”, Sunday Business Post, Dublin, 5 August.

Marianne Hartigan, “Visual Art”, Sunday Tribune, Artlife, Dublin, 12 August, p. 4.

Sigrid Dahle, “Exhibition Toys With Significance of Public Space”, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Canada, 6 October.

Paul Tebbs, “Revealing Views: Images from Northern Ireland”, Creative Camera, London, April/May, Issue 357.

Chuck Twardy, “Northern Lights: Portrayals of Northern Ireland”, Afterimage, United States of America, 1 September.

Sean Louth, “Ireland’s Eye”, British Journal of Photography, Vol. 145, No. 7218, pp. 24-26, 31 March.

Jeanette Soulier, “Stadium, Berlin”, Irland Journal, IX, 3, pp. 56-57

Carmela Thiele, “Fotografen greifen in den Alltag ein”, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Germany, 2 January.

Gavin Weston, “Victor Sloan: Stadium”, The Sunday Times, 9 August.

James Kerr, "Stadium", Source, Belfast, Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer, pp. 20-24.

Harald Fricke, “Kunst in Berlin jetzt”, die tageszeitung, Berlin, Germany, 15/16 August, p. 31.

Lon Bumgarner, “Diversions”, The Leader, Charlotte, U.S.A., 11 September, p. 26.

Jane Grau, “Troubled art from “troubled” Northern Ireland”, Charlotte Observer, U.S.A., 18 October.

Thomas Mew, “Irish Artist’s Work”, Rome News Tribune, Rome, Georgia, United States of America, 6 January, p. 2.

Aidan Dunne, “The Art of the Troubles”, Sunday Tribune, Magazine, Dublin, 12 January, pp. 29.

Claudia Wahjudi, “Zeitgenössische britische Fotografie”, Kunstforum International, No.139, December 97-March 98, pp. 331-333.

Silke Bender, “Da schwimmt doch was”, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Germany, 20 October.

Brigitte Werneburg, “Der Stoff heißt Khanga”, taz, Germany, 25 October.

Hans Scherer, “Das stumme Leid der Kreatur”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany, 27 October.

Christian Schindler, “Dunkle Sonnenseite”, Oranienburger General-Anzeiger, Germany, 1 November.

Dorothea Cremer-Schacht, “Grelle Stilleben”, Südkurier, Germany, 8/9 November.

Jürgen Schneider, “Kunst aus (Nord) Irland in Deutschland”, irland journal, vii, 4, Moers, Germany, December.

Von unserem Redakteur and Dietrich Wappler, “Aufnahmen von der Rückseite des Lebens”, Die Rheinpfalz, Germany, 5 December.

Carmela Thiele, “Sarkastischer Blick auf die Gesellschaft”, Badische Neueste Nachrichten, Germany, 24 December.

Amanda Hopkinson, “Seeing Through Irish Eyes”, British Journal of Photography, London, No. 7057, 3 January, pp. 12-13.

Lena From, “Bilder au Irland – Roparen”, Göteborgs-Posten, Sweden, 29 February, pp. 57-59.

Per-Gunnar Kramer, “Irland!”, Göteborgs Tidningen, Gothenburg, Sweden, 4 March, p. 5.

------ “Irland”, die tageszeitung, Literataz, Germany, 2 October, pp. 1-7 and 9-10.

Kent Lundholm, “Levande stillhet på Ireland”, Vàsterbotten Folkblad, Sweden, 7 November.

Gunnar Balgård, “Den årliga förolämpningen mot katolikerna”, Vasterbottens- Kuriren, Sweden, 20 November, p. 5.

Colin Darke, “Victor Sloan: Borne Sulinowo”, Derry Journal, 14 February.

Brian Fallon, “The Lie of the Land”, Irish Times, Dublin, 17 November.

David Lee, “Review”, Art Review, London, December/ January, p. 75.

David Evans, “Sidestepping the Obvious”, Creative Camera, London, No 327, April/May, pp. 48-49.

Tanya Lieske, “ Kunst aus dem Land der Kunstbanausen”, Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Germany, 21 June.

Ulrich Clewing, “Irish Days”, Zitty, 24 June, p. 90.

Brian Fallon, “Review”, Irish Times , Dublin, 13 October.

Sandra Johnston and Brian Connolly, “Irish Days”, Circa, Belfast, No. 70, Winter, pp. 53-57.

Tanya Kiang and Paul Muldoon, “Ireland: A Troubled Mirror”, Aperture, New York, U.S.A., No. 134, Winter, pp. 36-39, 54 and 61.

Ruth Charity, “I-D Nationale”, Portfolio, Edinburgh, Scotland, No. 16, Spring, pp. 12-17 and 22.

Denis Martell, “Victor Sloan”, Film Ireland, Dublin, No 33, February/March, pp. 29-30.

Mick Maroney, “Victor Sloan”, Circa, Belfast, No.63, Spring, p. 65.

Miranda France, “One Europe, Many Cultures”, Creative Camera, London, No 322, June/July, pp. 44-45.

Caoimhin McGiolla Leith, “Contemporary Irish Art”, Contemporary Art, Bath, Vol.1 No. 4, Summer, pp. 25-28.

Clare Henry, “Kunst Europa”, Portfolio, Edinburgh, Scotland, No.13, Winter, 1991/1992, pp. 26-28.

Mick Maroney, “Victor Sloan”, Irish Times, Dublin, 25 November.

Aidan Dunne, “North as Ritualised Theatre”, Sunday Tribune, Dublin, 29 November.

Clare Henry, “Visual Arts”, Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, 18 December, p. 8.

Robert Clark, “Parable Island”, The Guardian, 14 March.

Mark McGovern, “One Island, Many Artists”,  Fortnight, Belfast, No 294, April, p. 30.

Adrian Henri, “Troubles Predominate in Emerging Pattern”,  Liverpool Daily Post, 4 April.

Sean Cubitt, “Emininent Formorians”, Circa, Belfast, No. 57, May/June, pp. 22-25.

Christel Heybrock, “Ganz normaler grotesker Alltag”, Mannheimer Morgen, Germany, 22/23 June.

Peter Hagery, “Be Straight, Be Square”, Creative Camera, London, No. 310, June/July, p. 48.

Sigrid Feeser, “Irischer Alltag, englische Bäume”, Die Rheinpfalz, Germany, No.146, July.

Clare Henry, “Kunst Europa”,  Art Review, London, 12 July, pp. 351-352.

Milan Chlumsky, “Die Kunst, die noch streitet”, Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, Germany, 15 July.

Kirsten Claudia Voigt, “Ausschnitte eines Panoramas”, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany, No. 169, 24 July.

Brian McAvera, “Mining the Walls”, Creative Camera, London, January.

Jane Richards, “Irish Photographer Victor Sloan”, The Independent, London, 2nd April.

William Bishop, “First Impressions,” British Journal of Photography, London, No. 6788, 27 September.

Brian McAvera, “Troubled Times”, British Journal of Photography, London, No. 6719, Vol.136, 25 May, pp. 17-19.

Robert Clarke, “The Weekend Arts”, The Guardian, Manchester, 15/16 July.

Gerry Burns, “Victor Sloan – Walls”, Art Review, London, 17 October.

Aidan Dunne, “The Best of the 80s”, Sunday Tribune, Dublin, 31 December.

Brian McAvera, “Letter from Ireland”, Art Monthly, London, December, pp. 5-8.

Robert Beaumount, “The Horror of a City at War”, Evening Press, York, 29 March.

Brian McAvera, “Reply to John Roberts”, Artscribe, March/April, p.11.

Brian McAvera, “Photoworks from Northern Ireland”, Creative Camera, London, April, pp. 11-12, 25, 26-30 and cover.

Brian McAvera, “Subverting the Surface”, Ten: 8, Birmingham, No. 28, April, pp. 2-11.

Sarah Kent, “Selected Images”, Time Out, London, 18 May, p. 44.

Brian McAvera, “Victor Sloan at the Octagon”, Irish Times, Dublin, 8 June.

James Odling-Smee, “Across a Roaring Hill”, Fortnight, Belfast, July/August.

Aidan Dunne, “Ulster Says Art”, Sunday Tribune, Dublin, 9 October, p. 20.

Sean McCrum, “The Artist’s Trouble with a Capital T”, Sunday Tribune, Dublin, 5 April.

Kent Russell, “Directions Out”, Artline International, Vol. 3, No 7, April/May, p. 20.

Cyril Barrett, “Direction?”, Art Monthly, London, May, pp. 23-24.

John Roberts, “Directions Out”, Artscribe International, September/October, pp. 73-74.

Aidan Dunne, “Art”, Sunday Tribune, Dublin, 6 December.

Brian McAvera, “Ireland”, Artline, London, Vol. 3, No. 6, p.27, January.

Brian McAvera, “Focus on the Fist of Steel Clenched in a White Glove”, Irish News, Belfast, 16 April.

Jill Nunn, "Claremorris Open", Circa, No. 30, September - October, pp. 55-57. 

Brian McAvera, “Victor Sloan’s The Walk, The Platform and The Field”, British Journal of Photography, London, 23 May, pp. 627-628.

Belinda Loftus, "Roundabout Craigavon Area",  Circa, No. 30, September - October.

Gerry Burns, “Can Art in Northern Ireland Transcend Political Barriers?”, Art Review , London, 10 October, p. 553

David Brett, “Considering Photography and other Matters”, Circa , No. 20 January/February, pp. 13-16.

David Brett, “Views from Ulster”, British Journal of Photography, London, July.

Gerry Burns, “Victor Sloan”, Art Review, London, 19 July, p. 364.

Gerry Burns, “Views from Ulster”, Art Review, London, 20 July.

Belinda Loftus, “Victor Sloan, Photographic Works”, Circa, Belfast, No. 24, September/October, pp. 37-39.

Stephanie Brown, "Review", The Transcript, Williamstown, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 15 November, p. 8.

Lucy Lippard, "Ireland’s Long Division", The Village Voice, New York, U.S.A., 15 May, pp. 89-90.

Deirdre O’Connell, “Views from Ulster”, Circa, Belfast, July/August, pp. 37-39.

Anne Davey Orr, “Ulster Images”, Creative Camera, London, No. 238, October, pp 1562-1563.

Gerry Burns, “Craigavon, The Heart is Missing”, Circa, Belfast, July / August, pp. 13-15.