Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mineki Murata

Mineki Murata: No Comments, performance at PS Squared, Belfast, 13 April 2013 Rarely, a performance has a clean beginning and end. By clean, I mean not polluted by hesitancy of theatrical or political statement.  On a table a pristine hard … Continue reading

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It’s Performance at PS squared, Belfast, 13 April 2013

Hugh O’Donnell presented Erratic Memory, a one hour performance as a discursive platform for a variety of conundrums signalled by the selection of objects, tools.  In the company of a table, a hammer, a hand saw, a white fat packet, a vacuum cleaner, … Continue reading

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Part 3 Paddy McCann at Fenderesky March – April 2013

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Paddy McCann at Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, March – April 2013. Part 2 / 3: Paddy Donnelly interview

Paddy McCann interviewed by Paddy Donnelly, December 2012 Q: People who know your early work tend to refer, in particular, to a large painting of a waste container or skip. Sadly, that painting is now lost. But when first shown, … Continue reading

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Paddy McCann at Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, March – April 2013

Slavka Sverakova: Paddy McCann (catalogue essay) Paddy McCann is known as a printmaker and sculptor, but pre-eminently as a painter. He is passionate about art, political in his choice of themes, and poetic even in translating uncomfortable memories into the … Continue reading

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Ronnie Hughes

Ronnie Hughes in conversation with Slavka Sverakova after his show, Synthesis, at Sligo Art Gallery, August – October 2006 Hazily, I recall that there was a painting called Synthesis early on. The title now embraces a body of work from … Continue reading

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Susan Connolly

Slavka Sverakova in conversation by e-mail with Susan Connolly SS: Your focus on the visual force of hue and tonality is a principle known to me from early abstraction. I have in mind Kandinsky’s belief that colours possess the power … Continue reading

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Chris Wilson

Slavka Sverakova interviews Chris Wilson by e-mail, February 2008 SS: The paintings I saw at the Mullan Gallery in 2007 were different from your previous dark images drawn over multicoloured maps. You have mentioned a residency that inspired that departure. … Continue reading

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Mark McGreevy

Slavka Sverakova interviews Mark McGreevy by e-mail (2008 / 2009) SS:Your paintings are a web of memories, associations and signs. It is worth repeating what you said once about the rainbow motif. Mark McGreevy: 20000 Suckas in the bottom of the nugget, … Continue reading

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Stephen Conlin

Slavka Sverakova interviews Stephen Conlin by e-mail SS: Born in Armagh, educated in Belfast – what higher degrees have you graduated from? SC: Born in Co Armagh, graduated in Classics from Trinity College Dublin, and then took the Advanced Diploma at … Continue reading

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Dougal McKenzie

Slavka Sverakova and Dougal McKenzie: an e-mail conversation, October/ November 2009 S: For a more than a decade you have been dividing your energy between your art practice, teaching art and family life with Patricia, two daughters and the recently … Continue reading

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Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw: Art on the Seafront, Bangor, June – August 2004 Gary Shaw: The Color in my Painting by Josef Albers (detail); courtesy the artist North Down Borough Council has exhibited art on gables of the buildings near the sea harbour twice … Continue reading

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Paddy McCann

Paddy McCann at the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, 29 July – 27 August 2004 Paddy McCann: I was somewhere else , oil on canvas, 2004, 61 x 50 cm; courtesy the artist During late July and August 2004, Gallery Two of Belfast’s Fenderesky … Continue reading

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A Seed of Zero

A Seed of zero, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, December 2006 – January 2007 The Golden Thread Gallery has moved to the Switch Room, near the Flax Arts and on the other side of the dual carriageway that passes near the … Continue reading

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