Vincent Woods
Apr 20 2016 Posted: 10:15 IST

The next in the series of public interviews organised by the Centre for Irish Studies as part of its programme of commemoration of the 1916 Rising will feature Robert Ballagh in conversation with Vincent Woods. The interview will take place on Wednesday, 27 April in the Ó hEocha Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway from 6.30-8pm.

Robert Ballagh is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists. From an early interest in rock music, Ballagh began experimenting with graphic and pop art, and has created some of Ireland’s most iconic artworks, including portraits of Noel Browne and John B. Keane. His artistic response to the Troubles in the North of Ireland was part of an insistence that art and artists should engage with history and politics while designs for postage stamps and banknotes, and the set he created for Riverdance, indicate the range and flexibility of an art practice that is both popular and democratic. He is a founding member of the Reclaim the Vision of 1916 citizens’ initiative which was established to draw attention to the contemporary relevance of the Irish revolution.

The interview is free to attend and open to the public. For further information contact NUI Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies at 091 492051 or irishstudies@nuigalway.ie.

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