News 1998

Stadium: Victor Sloan

Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Wednesday 1 - Thursday 30 July 1998

© Victor Sloan

This exhibition is the first in a new collaboration between the Old Museum Arts Centre and the Context Gallery, Derry. For the next six months from July to December the Old Museum Arts Centre will act as host to a series of exhibitions created by Context gallery.
Stadium was originally exhibited in January 1998, at the time the exhibition consisted of six large black and white photographs relating to the 1936 Olympic Stadium in Berlin designed by Werner March.
Stadium is Victor Sloan’s first installation based exhibition and as a result the context for the show in the Old Museum Arts Centre has changed considerably to meet the different demands of the gallery space.
Only two of the original six photographs remain from the original exhibition at the Context Gallery. They have replaced by a film projection. This will be the first time that Victor Sloan has exhibited in this medium.
There is a publication accompanying this show with essays by Mairin Murray and James Kerr. At the opening of Stadium on Tuesday 30 June, 7-9pm, Victor Sloan will give a brief talk on his work. This event is free and is open to everyone.
The Context Gallery would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the Old Museum Arts Centre for this wonderful opportunity, safe in the knowledge that this partnership will generate a series of exciting and engaging exhibitions.

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Troubled: Photography, Film and Video from Northern Ireland

The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina
September 12-November 1, 1998

© Victor Sloan

Presented as part of the city-wide collaborative event, "Charlotte Celebrates its Celtic Traditions",Troubled: Photography, Film and Video from Northern Ireland brings together images of contemporary life in Northern Ireland.
This multipart exhibition responds to the nearly 30 years of sectarian conflict between Catholics and Protestants, known as the "troubles", and reflects "troubled" themes of uneasiness.
Mary McIntyre (born and lives in Northern Ireland) and Moira McIver (born in Scotland, lives in Northern Ireland) currently teach art at the University of Ulster in Belfast, while Belfast native
Paul Seawright (born in Northern Ireland, lives in Wales) currently teaches art at the University of Wales College, Newport. John Duncan (born and lives in Northern Ireland) is the editor of Source, Ireland's photographic review magazine.
Victor Sloan (born and lives in Northern Ireland) frequently exhibits his works throughout the UK and Europe, and England-based artists Caroline Molloy (born and lives in England) and Nigel Rolfe (born in Ireland, lives in England) completed bodies of work about Northern Ireland.
Troubled: Photography, Film and Video from Northern Ireland was supported by grants from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the North Carolina Arts Council, the British Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. Co-organized by the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC and The Light Factory.

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345 North College Street
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