A Broken Surface: Victor Sloan

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Ireland

9 - 28 February 2003

© Victor Sloan

An exhibition of work by Victor Sloan will be opened at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge on Sunday 9th February at 3.00 pm and will continue until Friday 28th February.

Victor Sloan was born in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1945. He now lives and works in Portadown, Co Armagh. The works in this exhibition are selected from a body of work produced by Sloan over a 20 year period. His ‘photoworks’, in many cases hybrids of photography and painting, comment on various political, social and cultural aspects of Northern Ireland. The distressed surface of the photographs reflect the many varied contexts through which any given image can be viewed.

Much of Sloan’s work deals with life in the North of Ireland. However, in 1993 and 1994, Sloan visited Borne Sulinowo in Poland. The Soviet Army, who had vacated the town overnight in 1992, had left an unusual collection of objects and memorabilia behind them which form the theme of a number of the works included in this exhibition.

On Thursday 20th of February at 8.00 pm, Victor Sloan will give an illustrated talk, ‘Not Just a Record’ where he will discuss some of the work he has produced over the last 20 years. Sloan will discuss the origin of his subject matter, how he finds it – or it finds him, and the various photographic and painting/drawing techniques he employs to achieve his techniques.

Gallery opening hours are:
Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5pm.

For further information, please contact:
CatrĂ­ona Fallon
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare

Tel: 045 448315
Email: artscentre@riverbank.ie info@kildare.ie