Beyond… What’s Possible? celebrates the work of 48 talented individual artists who have been supported this year by the City of Culture’s Individual Artists Award.
The exhibition marks the culmination of what has been an amazing year for the gallery, which by December hosted 14 exhibitions and welcomed over 9,000 visitors through its doors, including the President of Ireland and patron of the arts Michael D Higgins.
Beyond… what’s possible? is a title chosen deliberately to reflect all that has been achieved by the gallery and the emerging and established artists who have shown their work in this special space this year. The building was gifted to the Culture Company by the Inner City Trust in April for the rest of the year as a creative space dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of local artists.
Opening hours 11am to 4.30pm.
Artist Talks at the London Street Gallery
Tommy Long… The Artists Spirit - Wednesday Jan 15 – 11am to 12.30pm
Tommy Long will give an insight into his work and what inspires him,the need for ongoing support and opportunities for artists to exhibit and to collaborate with other creatives.
Justine Scoltock - Thursday, Jan 16 7.30 – 9.00pm
As an Artist and Filmmaker Justine is interested in identity and to what extent it is defined by gender, sexuality, religion, surroundings and history. Issues she believes to be at the very centre of how we see ourselves as a society.
She will be showing her film, ‘Fairy Tales’ which consists of interviews conducted with people in and from Derry~Londonderry with something in common, chronicling many aspects of their lives, history and relationship with the city. She will then be inviting questions from the audience.
Participating artists include:
Maggie McKeever, artist and curator, exhibits a range of her paintings specifically created for 2013.
Tommy Long exhibits his monumental paintings with insights and reflections captured on large canvasses that are ignited by colour and a passionate connection between the artist and those he has observed and grown up with.
Nuala Herron presents portraits of those she knows intimately in a series of portraits.
John Rainey is a contemporary artist who manipulates mixed media in a range of interesting configurations.
John McDaid has captured on film experiences and memories of first books read.
Justine Scoltock is talented in her use of film as an artist with a social conscience.
Alison Lowry scales great heights in her creation of what would seem the impossible exhibiting a Glass quilt ‘Stitches in Time’ suspended almost invisibly with accompanying glass dresses inspired by shirt factory heritage of Derry~Londonderry.
Mary Kennedy exhibits textiles with a strong connection with the city’s textile heritage in her own unique way.
Aine Clarke captures through photographs some of the magical moments in the creation of her amazing culture quilt crafted by citizens of all age groups across the city. The quilt currently adorns the Bedlam building in Pump Street in glorious colour like a Gaudi masterpiece.
Denzil Brown another prolific artist exhibits meticulous photographic images capturing Derry-Londonderry as a model city.
Deepa Man Kler exhibits her playful illuminated Dogs featured during Lumiere and will illuminate the Gallery courtyard.
Bridgeen Gillespie exhibits her cleverly bespoke textiles reflecting an artist talented and connected with a sense of place and purpose.