‘Rear View Mirror – Public Art and Politics’
Illustrated talk by Cherry Smyth
15 March 2012
6:30pm (for 7pm start)
In our exhibition ‘Rear View Mirror’ last September we looked at an important piece of political street art from the past, the Battle of Cable Street mural. Painting on walls is used there as a public reminder of the past and maybe a warning for the future.
At another time and place street art was used not to reflect but rather to act out a politics. Join us on Thursday evening when critic and poet Cherry Smyth will be giving an illustrated talk on the murals of Northern Ireland, considering the way they defined territories and legitimised Irish Republican struggle in Belfast and Derry.
For more information or images contact:
Michael Keenan on 07952 986 696