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Looking at the Border — Artists Explore Brexit in Upcoming Tour at Nerve Visual

30 May 2019

Five artists working along the border in Ireland are to come together in Nerve Visual gallery on Friday 7 June for a tour of their group exhibition, Field Notes from the Border #3.

Each of the featured artists; Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisic, Kate Nolan, Kevin Fox and Raymond B Newman will speak about their work that individually responds to the anxiety and uncertainty raised by Brexit on both sides of the border.

It is part of a series of cross-border exhibitions and engagement programmes curated by the Gallery of Photography. Admission is free and the event begins at 6.30pm. Attendees are asked to secure their place by emailing k.friel@nervecentre.org .

The show features new works by Anthony Haughey. His Field Notes from the Border installation responds to the perceived imminent threat of Brexit to peace and stability in Ireland, whilst Dragana Jurisic’s Fields of Gunnera considers the border from the perspective of a migrant.

Kate Nolan presents new work from her ongoing long-term project, Lacuna, which has been developed through the artist’s engagement with border communities from Donegal to Carlingford.

Kevin Fox’s Drum: Portrait of a Village goes beyond stereotypical representations to reveal the strength and beauty of life in the rural border village of Drum, County Monaghan.

Raymond B Newman’s Unsettled Border reflects on the complexities of Irish histories and the fragility of current political circumstances.

Field Notes from the Border is a cross-border collaboration between Gallery of Photography Ireland, Regional Cultural Centre and the Nerve Centre. This showing in Nerve Visual is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland as part of Gallery of Photography’s Reframing the Border programme. Artists Commissions are supported by the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht and by Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Reconciliation Fund.