Parable Island: Some Aspects of Recent Irish Art
Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
Entering the Field, Armagh, silver gelatin print, toner and gouache, 58cms x 58cms, 1986 ©Victor Sloan
26 January – 23 February 1991
2 March – 6 April 1991
Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30 – 17.00
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Good Friday
This two-part exhibition, curated by Brian McAvera, who has also written the accompanying catalogue, comprises a broad range of contemporary art from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, drawing together varying strands of art practice in relation to abstraction as well as focusing on social and political themes.
Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, mixed media are included by thirty artists: (Part One) Tom Bevan, Brian Bourke, Jim Buckley, Gerard Cox, David Crone, Marie Foley, Pat Hall, Clement McAleer, Colin McGookin, Jim Manley, Gwen O’Dowd, Charley Tyrell, Una Walker, Samuel Walsh, and (Part Two) Marie Barrett, Cathy Carman, Rita Duffy, Brendan Ellis, Graham Gingles, Gerry Gleason, Patrick Graham, Catherine Harper, Brian Maguire, Jack Pakenham, Vivienne Roche, Victor Sloan, Outdoor sculpture throughout both parts by Colm Brennan, Michael Bulfin, Eilis O’Connell and Bob Sloan
Parable Island is supported by The Peter Moores Foundation, The Cultural Relations Committee of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland, The Elephant Trust, and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.