Not a Monochrome Set | New Artworks by Noel Murphy
ArtisAnn Gallery, Belfast • 01 – 30 June 2017
Internationally acclaimed Belfast artist, Noel Murphy, in conjunction with the ArtisAnn Gallery, will be presenting a series of new works – his first Irish exhibition in five years – entitled ‘Not a Monochrome Set’.
The new works, at first glance all black and white paintings, are instantly recognisable as the work of a master. Subtle colours and images emerge as you admire the foreground image, with the depth of the work revealing itself only as a reward for close scrutiny.
The exhibition runs from 01 to 30 June, with a special preview on Wednesday 31 May from 6pm – 8pm.
Noel Murphy Belfast-born Noel Murphy has exhibited widely throughout Europe and the Americas but is perhaps best known for painting ‘The Northern Ireland Assembly in Session’. This 4’6 x 8 foot portrait depicts all 108 members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, including Tom Benson, who died shortly before the work was commissioned, John Hume, who resigned in 2000, and Arthur Doherty who resigned in 2002. It currently hangs in Senate Chamber in Parliament Buildings. According to the art critic Amanda Croft, Murphy is: ‘both a perfectionist and an adventurist. … He is a consummate storyteller, mythmaker and visual poet of a painter.
Admission is free.
All art is available to buy, and may be collected / delivered after the exhibition ends.