Willie Doherty: In Conversation with Robin Klassnik and Susan McKay

Willie Doherty: In Conversation with Robin Klassnik and Susan McKay

Nerve Centre and Matt’s gallery have just announced 2 special talks at the City Factory Gallery as part of Willie Doherty’s UNSEEN exhibition.

UNSEEN is a major exhibition of photographic and video works by Willie Doherty taking place at the City Factory Gallery which opened as part of the City of Culture celebrations and runs until 4 January 2014.

Doherty is a Derry artist who has an international reputation for his work. In 1994 and 2003, Doherty was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. In 2012 he participated in dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany.

The exhibition provides a critical overview of Doherty’s photographs and videos made on the streets of his native city of Derry~Londonderry and its surrounding hinterland. Since 1985 Doherty has recorded the way in which the city has been shaped and altered in response to unfolding political events as he explored its streets through the simple acts of walking and looking.

The event on the 7th of December will feature Willie Doherty in Conversation with Robin Klassnik, Director of Matt’s Gallery, London. Klassnik has worked with the Willie Doherty since 1990 and curated the UNSEEN exhibition

Klassnik has been the director of Matt’s Gallery since 1979. Some of the UK's leading contemporary artists are represented by Matt's Gallery, including Willie Doherty, a 2003 Turner Prize nominee, Susan HillerRichard Grayson,Nathaniel Mellors, 2001 Turner Prize nominee Mike Nelson, and Lindsay Seers. In 1994 Klassnik was short-listed for the Prudential/Arts Council Award for an individual contribution to innovation and creativity in the Arts.

On the 14th December Willie Doherty will be in conversation with author Susan McKay. Susan McKay is an author whose books include Bear in Mind These Dead (London: Faber & Faber Ltd., 2007) and Northern Protestants – An Unsettled People (Belfast:The Blackstaff Press, 2000). She has worked for many years as a journalist and has won several major awards for her work on the Northern conflict and on social issues.

Doherty and McKay recently collaborated on the catalogue which accompanies the UNSEEN exhibition with McKay providing an essay while Doherty contributed photos for McKay’s essay in the 2013 Field Day Review.

Both events start at 2.30pm on each date at the City Factory Gallery. For further information and to reserve a place contact the Nerve Centre on 02871 260562 or info@nervecentre.org.

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