Category Archives: Circa

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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Fiona Ní Mhaoilir: What-Ifs

Fiona Ní Mhaoilir: entrance to What-Ifs; courtesy the artist The physicist David Deutsch (The Beginning of Infinity, 2011) commented that we do not know yet how to ask exploratory questions. And the one question we do know how to ask, … Continue reading

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Household, Ormeau Road area, Belfast, 24 – 26 August 2012

Household map Within a square mile between Ormeau Park and Rosetta Park, over one weekend, five young curators set up events, exhibitions, performances in private homes. Alternative spaces for exhibitions is well versed an idea, even in Belfast. Around the … Continue reading

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Allan Hughes: Enemy Blue, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, 31 August – 12 October 2012

Allan Hughes: Enemy Blue, 2012, installation shot; courtesy the artist A three-screen video installation conflates several stories: Edward Hunter’s Analysis of Jane Fonda Activities in North Vietnam – a Committee report to the United States House of Representatives – Misleading … Continue reading

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