From Stop, 2010 © Victor Sloan
Victor Sloan and Brian Kennedy will talk about their work, what has influenced them, and what it is like to be an artist in Northern Ireland.
Victor uses photography as a starting point, but he then plays with, and manipulates, the photographs in the way a painter would manipulate a canvas. The images stretch from Northern Ireland's dark and violent past to today's Northern Ireland, where the opposing views still exist, but now tour buses take tourists around to look at, and photograph the divisions.
Brian uses large scale installations, photography and performance as ways of working. Travel has always been important to him, whether travelling to different countries around the world, or travel as a journey through thoughts and ideas. He is also a curator, and will talk about the exhibition he curated called 'Art Beyond Ulster', which is currently showing at the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast.
Both artists would welcome questions from the audience on all aspects of art from Northern Ireland.
All Art Now Foundation (Boukhari Group)
Bab Musala - Ibn Asaker St.- Damascus - Syria
View Press Release for Abir Boukhari of AllArtNow and artist Nistrine Boukhari in conversation with Brian Kennedy at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
Le Pont Gallery,
Le Pont Art Organization
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