A Name Unmade: Francis Ledwidge (1887 - 1917) Exhibition
Venue: Nerve Visual Gallery, Building 80/81, Ebrington Opening times: Tues - Fri, 10am - 5pm, Sat 11 - 6pm & Sun, 12 - 6pm. On the centenary of his death, A Name Unmade: Francis Ledwidge (1887–1917) is an exhibition of new and recent work by contemporary visual artists presented in response to the life and work of the Meath poet, naturalist, activist, nationalist, and soldier. The location of the exhibition in Buildings Eighty81 has particular resonance. Ledwidge was stationed at Ebrington Army Barracks in 1916 and wrote a number of poems about the events of the Easter Rising during his time in Derry~Londonderry. Featuring work by artists Patricia Burns, David Farrell, Clare Langan, Mick O'Dea, Niamh O'Malley and Sasha Sykes. CREATIVE CENTENARIES INTERACTIVE ZONE Nerve Visual will also feature an interactive zone featuring content and resources from the Nerve Centre's Creative Centenaries project.Creative Centenaries takes an innovative approach to exploring the Decade of Centenaries through arts, creativity and the latest digital technologies. In this space you will find iBooks on the Easter Rising and Battle of the Somme; graphic novels highlighting figures such as Francis Ledwidge, Alice Milligan, John Meeke and Winifred Carney; and 2.5D animations looking at key events including the Battle of Messines where the 36th (Ulster) and 16th (Irish) Divisions fought together for the first time. An interactive version of the #MakingHistory 1916 Exhibition, which ran at the Ulster Museum in 2016, explores how war was an agent of horrendous destruction and remarkable creativity. 1916 was a year in which both came together to change Irish society forever.