'Irish Modernisms' seminars
Join artists, architects, curators and researchers for a series of conversation-based sessions exploring Modernism in NI and across global contexts.
About this event
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.
This seminar series has been made possible through a bursary award from the British Art Network.
• Wednesday 23 June 2021, 1pm–2:30pm, Session 1: Anna Liesching (curator of art at the Ulster Museum, National Museums Northern Ireland) will discuss Irish painter Mainie Jellett (1897–1944) and Fionna Barber (Reader in Art History at the Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Co-ordinator for Art/Visual Culture) will share research on NI sculptor Deborah Brown to look at their legacies within Irish Modernism.
• Wednesday 14 July 2021, 1pm–2:30pm, Session 2: Irish Modernisms – a discussion with the artists of the CCA Derry-Londonderry exhibition Irish Modernisms. James Ashe, Rachel Campbell-Palmer, Phillip McCrilly, Grace McMurray, and Ben Weir.
You can book for one or more sessions in the series. Most sessions involve a presentation and/or in-conversation, followed by a separate lunch-time discussion for audience members. The lunch-time discussions will be smaller-group sessions. If the session you wish to attend is fully booked, please email [email protected] to be added to a waiting list. Registration closes 24 hours before each session. All events will take place via Zoom Pro. The seminars will be live captioned automatically. We are recording the presentations as audio by agreement with our speakers, but not the discussions.
Image: Grace McMurray, Nest (2018) headboard, satin ribbon weave, polycotton. Courtesy the artist.