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Irish Modernisms | Seminar 1: Ireland

23 June 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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CCA Derry~Londonderry invites you to join us for an online seminar series accompanying the launch of the exhibition Irish Modernisms. The exhibition and seminar series have been co-curated by Catherine Hemelryk (CCA Derry~Londonderry) and Matthew Retallick (Manchester School of Art). To coincide with the new exhibition Irish Modernisms: legacies of modernism in the North, the CCA Derry-Londonderry invites you to a series of mid-week talks and discussions which examine the legacy of Modernism. Starting with the island of Ireland, the geographical reach will expand over the weeks to explore global contexts. This series will culminate in a publication, which will be available through the CCA Shop.

Session 1: Ireland
Wednesday 23 June, 13:00–14:30

Dr Fionna Barber (Reader in Art History, Manchester School of Art
Anna Liesching (Curator of Art, Ulster Museum, National Museums Northern Ireland

Anna Liesching will talk on Irish painter Mainie Jellett and Fionna Barber on Northern Irish Sculptor Deborah Brown, looking at their legacies within Irish modernism.

Image: Grace McMurray, detail of ‘George Michael’ (2018), glitter ribbon weave. Courtesy of the artist.

The recording from this event is available to watch below.


23 June 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




CCA Derry~Londonderry