John Keane, The Other Cheek?, 1989
Nerve Centre, Londonderry
5-6 Magazine Street, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6HJ
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm
Including work by Flowers Gallery artist, John Keane alongside works drawn from the art collection at National Museums NI, the Troubles Art exhibition provides a broad representation of responses to the Troubles by a range of artists from Northern Ireland and beyond. The subjects, themes and meanings of the works are diverse and offer the perspectives of the artists themselves.
John Keane will also discuss his work and artistic practice at the Nerve Centre on Thursday 25 April. Registration is advised.
For more information and to register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 028 7126 0562.
The exhibition explores a range of themes which are universal to conflict – such as suffering and loss, violence and destruction, imprisonment, sectarianism, traditions, territory, and life in the midst of turmoil. The unique perspectives of artists themselves offer opportunities to consider the Troubles and their effects in ways other than through history and politics.
The exhibition forms a part of Making the Future, a major new cultural heritage project from Nerve Centre, National Museums NI, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and Linen Hall Library. Making the Future is a €1.8m project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV programme that will explore the legacy of the past and create a vision for future change.