Armagh Prison: Visual Residue (2006) and Their Stories (2009)

18 Sep 09—02 Oct 09
Patsy Mullan

Patsy Mullan has been working in education since 1993 and prior to moving to Northern Ireland, he was working as a graphic designer/ publicity officer in the Manchester area. Patsy continued with his own art practice during this period and exhibited throughout England and Northern Ireland in the eighties and nineties. This is the first exhibition of new work since 1999. Patsy’s interests grew from when issues of what was going to happen to ‘Armagh Jail’ were raised in the press. Patsy wanted to create an artwork that asked questions about the history of the jail as a prison for women and its place in the history of the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Patsy Mullan gives special thanks to Rose McCartney and Patricia Moore for their help in the production of ‘Their Stories’ for this exhibition and their willingness to engage with him and record their stories about being republican prisoners in Armagh Jail in the seventies and eighties. Patsy want thanks Jim Doherty for his role in making contacts for him to help with the exhibition and to thank Cahal McLaughlin for his assistance in getting access to spend a day in the prison to photographing.

Patsy also wishes to thank Sarah Edge for her help and advice in the development of the project and thanks to Michael Timoney for his work in printing the photographs and Rory, Conall and Rosaleen Mullan for their assistance in preparing the work for exhibition.

Patsy Mullan, Armagh Prison: Visual Residue (2006) and Their Stories (2009)
Patsy Mullan, Armagh Prison: Visual Residue (2006) and Their Stories (2009)

Lecturer in Media at NWRC -from 2004 to present.

Course Coordinator – HND Media Moving Image.

Teaching on the HND Media – Moving Image, Media – Journalism and

Interactive Media Courses and ND Media – Film and Television Production and ND in eMedia courses.

Associate Lecturer in Media at NWRC – 2000.

Part Time Lecturer – University of Ulster. School of Media and Performing Arts. Teaching Photography and the Mass Media in 1995.

Part Time Lecturer – University of Ulster, Photography Practice 2002.

Part Time Lecturer, Causeway Institute, 1995 – 2000 teaching ND Art and Design,

Part Time Lecturer, NWIFHE, 1993 – 2000,

Teaching on the ND in Art and Design and ND in Media Audio and Moving Image


Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart. ‘Raku Ceramics – Celtic Motifs’, 1999.

Riverside Gallery, University of Ulster, Coleraine, ‘Picture That’, Photographic exhibition 1997.

‘Works on Paper’, Eden Place Art Gallery, Derry 1995.

‘Northwest Artists Exhibition’, Foyle Arts Centre, 1994.

Brixton Arts Centre, London, ‘New Paintings’, 1991.

‘Irish Art’, Conway Mill, Belfast. 1991.

‘Eighty to Ninety’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, 1990.

Rochdale Town Hall, ‘Multimedia Projection Project’, 1990

‘Irish Artists’, South London Art Gallery, 1990.

‘Irish Arts Festival’, Conway Mill, Belfast, 1990.

‘The State of the Nation’, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, 1987.

‘Political Life’, The Corner House, Manchester,1986.

‘New Paintings’, The Triangle Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1986.

‘New Paintings’, Brixton Art Gallery, London, 1985.

‘A Tale of Thirteen Cities’, The Diorama, Regents Park, London, 1985.

‘A Peoples Art’, Rochdale Art Gallery, 1984.

‘Art Space Portsmouth, Members Exhibition’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, 1982,

‘Events Week Coventry’, Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, 1882.

‘Paper Works’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, 1982.

‘Student Print Work’, Mountbatten Art Gallery, Portsmouth,1981.


‘The State of Orange’, Rochdale Art Gallery, 1985, supported by Yorkshire Arts

‘Hidden Truths’, Pentonville Art Gallery, London 1988, supported by the Arts Council of GB.