Celebrated artist Michael McGuinness, whose acclaimed exhibition ‘Paintings 1975/2010 Drawings’ is currently on show at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró, is participating in talks open to the public on Thursday, 24 February.
The artist is presenting two talks on his work and creative practice at 2pm and at 7pm.
Desima Connolly, Arts & Cultural Services Officer comments: “This is a great opportunity for students, local artists and appreciators of art to hear from a professional artist first-hand about his experience of leaving Limavady as a small boy to attend the Slade School of Fine Art in London and exchange opinions on the creative process.
“Michael has delivered lectures at the Tate Gallery in London, but he is extremely informal and the talks are sure to illustrate his sense of fun and humour, too.”
Michael left Limavady over 30 years ago to live as an artist in London and has become one of the finest Irish artists of his generation. He exhibits extensively throughout Ireland, UK and abroad and his works exist within international private collections.
The exhibition titled ‘Paintings 1975/2010 Drawings’ features works created over the last thirty-five years which are gathered for viewing for the first time in Limavady and is available for viewing until Saturday, 26 February.
Admission is free, but places must be booked in advance by contacting the Centre’s Box Office on Tel: 028 7776 0650.