Perspectives - A celebration of the UK and Irish cultural relationship.
'Perspectives' was devised in Autumn 2015 following a meeting between former 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 was part of the British Council Ireland’s response to the Decades of Commemoration and encompasses two main strands. The first was a visual arts project that connected four regional art galleries – one from each province – to curate a show from the British Council Art Collection. The galleries were Glebe House and Gallery in Letterkenny; The Model Gallery, Sligo; the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda; and Limerick City Gallery.
All of the exhibitions have now finished.
As part of the visual arts project, each Irish gallery submitted items from its own collection which were exhibited at the British Council Head Office, Spring Gardens, London last winter.
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 spring 2017.