Perspectives - A celebration of the UK and Irish cultural relationship.
'Perspectives' was devised in Autumn 2015 following a meeting between the Irish Ambassador to the UK (Dan Mulhall), Chief Executive Officer of the British Council (Sir Ciarán Devane) and Director of the British Council in Ireland (Alf Desire).
The project is part of the British Council Ireland’s response to the Decades of Commemoration and encompasses two main strands. The first is a visual arts project that connects four regional art galleries – one from each province – to curate a show from the British Council Art Collection. The galleries are Glebe House and Gallery in Letterkenny; The Model Gallery, Sligo; the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda; and Limerick City Gallery.
Babe Rainbow: Glebe House and Gallery, Letterkenny: 05 September – 02 October 2016
Ghosts of Other Stories: The Model, Sligo: 17 September – 27 November 2016
In Sense Of Place - Student Select: Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda: 25 November – 28 January 2016
Limerick City Gallery: 09 February – 16 April 2017. Opens 9 February 2017
As part of the visual arts project, each Irish gallery submitted items from its own collection to be exhibited at the British Council Head Office, Spring Gardens, London from 28 November 2016 to 13 January 2017.
The second strand of 'Perspectives' sees the production of a written collection of interviews by freelance director and producer Shevaun Wilder. The main focus will be the personal stories of Irish people living in the UK and British people living in Ireland. The areas of scope of those interviewed will include the Arts, Sport and Education. The stories will be published in early 2017.