Friday 17 October 2014

idir Art Exhibition at New York Foundation for the Arts, Dumbo, New York. Runs until 30th January, 2015.

Thursday 9th October saw the launch of the idir exhibition, G.E.T.1. at New York Foundation for the Arts, in Brooklyn, New York.  

The exhibition was curated by David C. Terry, Director of Programs and Curator at NYFA and David also acted as MC on the night.  Speakers included Michael Royce, Executive Director of NYFA; David Donoghue, Irish Ambassador to the U.N.; Fiona McCabe, Vice Consul, Consulate General of Ireland in New York, and Iris Park, Chairperson of idir.  idir performances were by Alison McKenna, Frances Mezzetti and Sinead Cullen, and Eleonore Nicolas.  Hozier, our special guest, performed two songs ‘Take me to church’ and ‘In a Week’.  

Thanks to everyone for their support, help and advice in this venture.  In particular thanks to The New York Foundation for the Arts and Culture Ireland.   Also thanks to my family, the other idir artists and their families and supporters who travelled to New York to make the opening event a night to remember.  

We had a great attendance at the event as you can see from the photographs below.  

If you, or any of your friends, are in New York over the coming months, do take the opportunity to visit the show which runs until the 30th January, 2015.  You can find all the details on

Some of the work on show at NYFA.  My painting titled 'The Two Sisters' is on the left.

This work is a collaboration by 12 members of idir.  My contribution in the panel on the bottom left.

Beside my painting.

Four of the participating artists.  From left Deepa Mann-Kler, Sinead Cullen, Eleonore Nicolas and Nuala O'Sullivan.  

David C. Terry, Director of Programs and Curator at NYFA and our MC for the night.  

 A view of some of our large attendance at the launch of our exhibition.

 idir members Sinead Cullen and Frances Mezzetti about to begin their performance. 

 And of course, my photo with the wonderful Hozier who launched the exhibition for us and treated us to two songs.

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