Brian Lalor: Retrospective

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27/07/2024 14:00 - 12/10/2024 16:00


Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is delighted to present Brian Lalor: Retrospective, a retrospective survey exhibition of the work of west Cork-based artist and writer Brian Lalor. Curated by art historian Vera Ryan and including work from the seventies to the present, this exhibition provides an opportunity to explore the breadth of Brian Lalor’s practice over almost six decades and serves as a tribute to his lifelong dedication and contribution to Ireland's cultural heritage.

The opening event takes place on Saturday 27 July at 2.00pm. The exhibition will be opened by Communications Consultant, Barney Whelan, former Vice Chair of National Gallery of Ireland and board member of Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.
This will be followed by a Gallery Conversation between artist Brian Lalor and curator Vera Ryan. All welcome, no booking required.

The exhibition primarily showcases Lalor's prowess in printmaking while also featuring publications, drawings, ceramics, photographs, objects, artifacts and audio presentations. It is accompanied by this illustrated book, with essays by Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Ireland; Dr. Angela Griffith, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, TCD; and an in-depth interview between the artist and Vera Ryan.

Brian Lalor has exhibited his prints and drawings internationally, while his books have been published in many countries. The recipient of numerous awards, he has occupied leadership positions in a wide range of organisations across the associated disciplines of art, architecture, archaeology, arts administration, editing and curating. Now in his eighties, Brian Lalor has made an enormous contribution to the artistic and cultural life of Ireland and this ambitious retrospective at Uillinn acknowledges and celebrates his life’s work.

A range of public events will take place around the exhibition for Skibbereen Arts Festival, including print making demonstrations by the artist Brian Lalor and workshops in printmaking, drawing and book-making for children and for adults.