Artist talk with Terry Sweeney

Please note: This event is free admission, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Terry Sweeney taught Art and History of Art for over thirty years at Christian Brothers Grammar School in Omagh. In the 1990s she was Assistant Chief Examiner for A Level Art & Design in Northern Ireland.

After retirement in 2006 she continued her active interest in Irish art by curating annual exhibitions in Strule Arts Centre Omagh, in conjunction with The Benedict Kiely Literary Festival.

These exhibitions included works in a wide variety of media by leading Irish artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Terry curated major retrospective exhibitions in collaboration with Eamon Coleman, and Comhghall Casey.

She also curated themed exhibitions which included works by Patrick Pye, Diana Copperwhite, Geraldine O Neill, Jennifer Trouton, Susan Mannion and a series of exhibitions based on Benedict Kiely short stories and essays including; A Raid Into Dark Corners, Beyond Measure, The Heroes In The Dark House, Drink To The Bird, The Shortest Way Home, Honey Seems Bitter and Make Straight For The Shore all of which featured works from all the major public collections in Ireland and from a range of private collections.

In addition she has written catalogue essays for Anthony Scott for exhibitions in Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath and Solomon Gallery Dublin and for Comhghall Casey for Solomon Art Gallery, Dublin.

Terry has given guided gallery talks on the Boyle Arts Festival main exhibition in King House on two previous occasions.

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