Remembering Donovan

The inspirational Derry man, Donovan McKeever. (70513JC9)
The inspirational Derry man, Donovan McKeever. (70513JC9)

A unique collection of artwork from the late Donovan McKeever is to be exhibited at Derry’s Millennium Forum.

‘Remembering Donovan Through Art’ is an opportunity to see the work of Donovan, who passed away on December 1, 2006, at the age of just twenty.

From his early teens, Donovan spent most of his spare time sketching, drawing and observing life.

Donovan was preoccupied with buildings, shops and places and these are reflected in this exhibition - which spans his six years as a pupil at St Joseph’s School in Creggan.

His father, Brendan McKeever, said: “The loss of someone is always traumatic, but the death of a child or young person is often even more so.

Although he had the muscle wasting condition – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Donovan was an inspiration to his family and friends and passionately believed that being disabled and in a wheelchair did not make him different.

“This exhibition is a positive event as it is an opportunity to celebrate Donovan’s work and his life while still acknowledging the gap he left behind.”

‘Remembering Donovan Through Art’ opens for public viewing at the Millennium Forum piazza on Wednesday, May 8, and runs until Wednesday, May 22, as part of the ‘Undiscovered’ season of art exhibitions. All are attend the event