Icons of the North: Collective histories of Northern Irish Art
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath
Fri 13th October to Sat 25th November 2006
Curated by Brian McAvera
This exhibition focuses on socio–political art from the period 1969 – 1994 and supplies a survey of, and an introduction to, art produced throughout this time.
Icons of the North at the Navan Arts Centre
McAvera hypothesises that artists who produced works relating to ‘The Troubles’ during this period were largely disregarded by the establishment, and that it is only now that their value is being realised. The artists shown in the exhibition not only developed a vocabulary for ‘The Troubles’, they have continued to develop and record not just the events of Northern Ireland, but also those of a broader geographical, social and political scale. The artists featuring in this are; Marie Barrett, Tom Bevan, Graham Gingles, Gerry Gleason, Jack Packenham, Victor Sloan and Una Walker.
Presented in partnership with Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.