18 January - 10 March 2001
Victor Sloan was born in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1945. He now lives and works in Portadown, Co. Armagh. He uses manipulated photoworks to comment on the various political, social and cultural aspects of Northern Ireland.
Victor Sloan is an artist of prodigious versatility and inventiveness: he has exhibited widely throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia. Over the past twenty years he has been particularly associated with a body of work which has explored the Orange Order and its marching season. While this exhibition acknowledges the significance of this series of works it also aims to reassess earlier and later works, which present a much broader area of study, extending beyond the very narrow reading of his work to date.
A book Victor Sloan: Selected Works 1980 - 2000 with text by Aidan Dunne, Art Critic of the Irish Times has been published by the Ormeau Baths Gallery and the Orchard Gallery, Derry to compliment the exhibition.
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