The Disembodied Eye: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art
Featuring artists: John Aiken; Willie Doherty, Rita Duffy, Elizabeth Magill, Michael Minnis, Locky Morris, Philip Napier, Dermot Seymour and Paul Seawright.
On behalf of the Golden Thread Gallery, I would like to cordially invite you, to join with us at the launch of The Disembodied Eye: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art on Saturday 28th October 2006.
Prof. Liam Kelly, the author of Thinking Long and former director/curator at the Orchard Gallery, Derry and the Orpheus Gallery, Belfast, has curated, this, the third instalment of the Golden Thread Gallery’s Collective Histories series.
As suggested by the title, The Disembodied Eye, Kelly has employed the theme of ‘surveillance’ in Northern Ireland as a central concern. Through the exhibition he illustrates how a generation of artists have responded to the specifics of a “marked, segregated and intensively surveilled” place.
The exhibition features work by John Aiken; Willie Doherty, Rita Duffy, Elizabeth Magill, Michael Minnis, Locky Morris, Philip Napier, Dermot Seymour and Paul Seawright
A hardback, substantially illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition and is available priced £10, for further details and pre-ordering contact Sarah.
Schools, colleges and community group visits to the gallery are welcomed. Please contact Lisa to arrange group tours and talks in advance, or to find out more about the gallery’s associated activities.