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Art, Ireland and the Irish Diaspora – 16 December 2020
16th December 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Éimear O’Connor
Éimear O’Connor is an Honorary Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts. She is the author of Seán Keating in Context: Responses to Culture and Politics in Post-Civil War Ireland (2009), Seán Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation (IAP, 2013) and Editor of Irish Women Artists 1800-2009: Familiar but Unknown (2010). Follow Éimear on twitter: @artanddiaspora
Speaker: Bernard Canavan
Bernard Canavan grew up in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, in the 1950s. He emigrated to England in 1959 with his father and worked in the usual unskilled emigrant labouring jobs on construction sites and in factories. He returned to work in Dublin as a graphic artist with a display and advertising agency before finally settling in London as a free-lance illustrator for most of the 1960s underground press. Canavan’s paintings are figurative and deal with Irish and emigrant life; in particular of the make do life of Irish people in the UK in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He is represented by Barbara Stanely and Saatchi Art.