Curated by Dr Slava Sverakova
The Visual Force is the sixth instalment in the series Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art. Taking Joseph Beuys’ visit to Belfast, in 1974, as a starting point, Sverakova’s exhibition looks at the works of artists across three generations, whose works were in some way landmarks in their field. Twenty-one artists are featured in the exhibition, with works in range of media, including installation, film, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. Given the ephemeral nature of some of the works chosen by Sverakova, the exhibition includes a mixture of original works and some remade especially for the exhibition.
The artists featured in the exhibition are: John Aiken; Vivien Burnside; John Carson; Brian Connolly; Martina Corry; Lynne Davies-Jones; Ciara Finnegan; Adrian Hall; Tony Hill; Ronnie Hughes; Steve Hurst; Sharon Kelly; Fiona Larkin; Alistair MacLennan; Paddy McCann; Moira McIver; Peter Richards; Dan Shipsides; Theo Sims; Una Walker and Charles Walsh.
Dr Slavka Sverakova has been an influential member of the Northern Irish arts scene since she moved here in 1975. A former academic, Sverakova currently writes for a number of publications, including Circa and Fortnight.
- Fully illustrated in colour
- ISBN 978-0-9557469-6-3
- Format: Hardback
- No. of pages: 50
- Published by Golden Thread Gallery