The Tempest: Ireland, Memory, Identity

Description

Proudly standing as a gateway to North Belfast, the beautiful Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast, which towers over the busy Carlisle Circus intersection, is perhaps one of oldest venues to play host to excellence in this years' Belfast International Arts Festival.

From 10 -28 October, the high Victorian neo-Gothic building will display a significant exhibition by one of Ireland's leading international artists, Hughie O'Donoghue.

Entry to this exhibition is free.

Please note that the exhibition is closed on Mondays.

About the exhibition

Hughie has expanded on the themes explored in his body of work 'One Hundred Years and Four Quarters' which was shown at Galway International Arts Festival in 2016. Foregrounded are three new major works, some over 6 meters in length.

The characters O'Donoghue has evoked are revolutionary; the soldier, the sailor and the rural farmer. Through their differing perspectives the events that have shaped the century are alluded to in an attempt to explore the subjective and fugitive nature of truth.

As the title suggests, the exhibition is a culmination of paintings, painted constructions and sculpture drawn from the artist's own experience and connections, people and places that he knew, or knew of.

About the artist

Hughie was born in Manchester in 1953. His paternal grandparents had left Co Kerry four decades earlier; his mother had come from north Co Mayo in 1937, where Hughie now resides. Hughie has had 20 highly successful years at the heart of English painting, with a residency at the National Gallery in London and a teaching position at Goldsmiths, and was elected as a member of the Royal Academy in London and to Aosdána in Ireland.

Venue

Carlisle Memorial Church
25 Clifton Street
Belfast
BT152BE

Dates

10 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Free

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Venue

Carlisle Memorial Church
25 Clifton Street
Belfast
BT152BE

Dates

10 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Free