Friday 4 July 2008

Slant Exhibition in Ormeau Baths Gallery

The IGI was approached by the Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast to submit and idea for an exhibition to be held during the Summer. As promotions officer for the IGI I took on the role of organiser and began correspondence with Feargal O'Malley in the Gallery. Between myself, Padhraig and Steve we came up with the idea where each member of the Guild takes a favourite painting and reinterprets it in their own way and style. We got an amazing response with 18 brilliant unique pieces.

They're currently being framed and will be on show in the Ormeau Baths Gallery from 1st August - 27th September 2008. I highly recommend a look if you're up that way.

This is my effort. I always loved this painting by Picasso it always seemed so modern to me. Almost like a cover for a comic by comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz. I imagine Petrvs Manach to be this amazingly slick bar owner in Madrid in the 1920's so my interpretation is Barman Peter Murphy from Dublin in the 1980's.


Andrew said...

Brilliant. Can't wait to see the rest

xose pi said...

HEY MAN!! Greetings from SPAIN.

I think that your job is WONDERFUL.
I saw all the pages of your blog, and i am very happy by the pictures and drawings.

I copy something pictures for to do a post in my blog of your job.
It is great job.
I wrote a link to you blog.

I hope like to you




Emma said...

I didn't know you were the promotions officer for the IGI. Oouuoo... Barman Murphy looks underage himself with that ronnie.

Ciara said...

Janey-macaroni Chris, I can't keep up with you! Brilliant! I love this!

Chris Judge said...

Thanks for the big feature on your Blog Xose! And nice blog too.

Yeah Emma I think he should probably look a little older. Should have got some lines under his eyes maybe.

Paddy said...

Must get to that Ormeau Baths Gallery...