Touring until 30 December 2011
Titles is a joint exhibition of public sector art works from the Department of Finance and Personnel and the Office of Public Works.
The exhibition tours to other venues in Ireland until 30 December 2011
Victor Sloan is invited artist in the RHA Exhibition in Dublin
The RHA Annual Exhibition continues to be one of the most important Irish art events with 550 artworks by RHA Academicians, 30 invited artists and work rigorously selected from over 2,500 in the open submission process.
As usual the exhibition includes a highly competitive open submission section where emerging and established artists from all over Ireland are selected to exhibit in this prestigious art event.
It includes RHA members Brian Bourke, Pauline Bewick, David Crone, Stephen McKenna, Martin Gale, Alice Maher, Vivienne Roche, Andrew Folan, Richard Gorman, Amelia Stein, Carolyn Mulholland, Richard Gorman, Mick O’Dea, Eilis O’Connell and invited artists: Chung Eun Mo, Mary Kelly, John Minahan, Geraldine O’Reilly, Jennifer Trouton, Cristina Bunello, Joe Butler, Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisic, Mary Kelly, Mary McIntyre, John Minahan, Victor Sloan, Amanda Coogan, Séan Hillen and Cathy Carman.
The Annual Exhibition has become a vital platform for many younger artists who have the opportunity to exhibit among their peers through an open submission process from which nearly half of the artworks shown are selected.
The range of work exhibited adds to the richness of the spectacle with paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures and drawings as well as architectural models all shown side by side.
A fascinating glimpse into contemporary Irish Art, the RHA Annual Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy at Ely Place from the 30th of May to the 8th of July.
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Thursday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Royal Hibernian Academy
15 Ely Place
Tel: +353 (0) 1 661 2558
© Victor Sloan
Mais Darwazah is a Palestinian filmmaker based in Amman, Jordan. The core subject of her work revolves around the question of ‘personal’ Arab identity. For her film Take Me Home Mais went to Damascus in Syria where her grandmother lived. There she talked to her grandmother about past times, about how the family had moved from Palestine to Jordan to Syria and how her grandfather and granduncle had left her grandmother there while they traveled onto Turkey to work. This was around the time of the Second World War and the letters sent back from Turkey were censored. Mais is currently working on her new film My Love Awaits Me the Sea.
Issa Touma is an Armenian photographer and curator based in Aleppo. He set up the first photographic gallery in the Middle East in 1992 and presents an annual Women's Festival and an annual Photographic Festival. Later this year an exhibition of his photographs will be shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Issa has also lectured at Tate Modern about artistic activity in the Middle East. He is currently restoring an old electricity plant into a large multi gallery space that he hopes will bring Syria onto the international stage. In June this year he did a lecture tour of Europe talking about the situation in the Middle East.
Nora Murad is an actress and Artistic Director of Leish Troupe, Syrian independent Movement theatre company. Nora was born in Moscow where she lived for the first nine years of her life. She also lived in Paris for two years, yet she feels that it is only in Syria that she can create meaningful work. Based in Damascus, she is producing challenging work based on the human body. Muslim art is famous for its abstract and geometric forms but prohibits the depiction of living creatures including humans. Nora speaks about the role of women in Syria and how the west has a totally distorted view, she says, “Gender problems are the same all over the world.”
Nazem Jawesh is a Kurd and was interviewed in the bar of the Baron hotel in Aleppo. The hotel was made famous because people like Agatha Christie and Laurence of Arabia stayed there and also British spies pretending to be archaeologists, spied on the Germans, who were building a railway from Berlin to Baghdad. Oil was important then as well as now. Nazem worked for many years in a factory and during this time he photographed the exhausted faces of his work mates. These photographs have become famous images and have been shown in Europe as well as in the Middle East.
Naughton Gallery, Belfast
5 - 9 March 2011, 11am - 4pm daily
Preview Saturday 5 March at 11am
Followed by artists' talk at 12 noon
Travel has become an integral part of Brian Kennedy’s work and he documents his journeys photographically as well as making large-scale site-specific installations, video, performances and drawings. He has exhibited extensively internationally and in 2002 he was the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Fellow at the British School at Rome.
In November 2010, Sloan and Kennedy travelled to Syria and the Lebanon interviewing artists and curators and documenting their views on a diverse range of topics such as feminism, censorship and Facebook.
Current events in the Middle East have given this work a new urgency and the interviews give an insight into the creative aspirations of artists in the Arab world at an important historical moment.
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3580