November 10th 2016 – January 2017
Roscommon Arts Centre is delighted to present Bernadette by Turner Prize winner Duncan Campbell curated by Linda Shevlin. One of a trilogy of films, it focuses on female Irish dissident and political activist Bernadette Devlin. In 1969 she became the youngest woman ever elected to the British Parliament and she personified the young radical Catholics of Northern Ireland at the onset of the modern troubles.
Bernadette presents an unravelling, open-ended story. In it Campbell fuses documentary and fiction in order to assess both the subject matter and the mode of communicating it.
Duncan Campbell completed the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 1998 and a BA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster in 1996. He lives and works in Glasgow. He has been awarded the 2014 Turner Prize and was one of three artists representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale as part of Scotland + Venice 2013 (Corin Sworn, Duncan Campbell, Hayley Tompkins). In 2012 Campbell took part in Manifesta 9 curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina, Katerina Gregos and Dawn Ades, Belgium and in 2010 he took part in Tracing the Invisible, Gwangju Biennale. Recent solo exhibitions include Duncan Campbell, IMMA, Dublin; Duncan Campbell, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Arbeit, HOTEL, London; Make it new John, Artists Space New York (all 2012) and Chisenhale Gallery, London, touring to Tramway, Glasgow (2009-11); The Model, Sligo; Belfast Exposed, Belfast; Bernadette, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; HOTEL, London and Baltic, Gateshead (all 2008–9); 0–60, ICA, London (2006); Something in Nothing and TART Contemporary, San Francisco (2005). Recent group exhibitions include Year of Cooperation, curated by Christabel Stewart and Anke Kemkes, Broadway 1602, New York and Critique & Clinic, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin (2012); British Art Show 7, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham and Hayward Gallery, London (2010).
RADICAL ACTIONS SEMINAR
King House, Boyle
Adm: €10 including lunch
Bernadette is the Irish iteration of the three part International Project ‘Radical Actions’ curated by Linda Shevlin. Supported by Culture Ireland, Roscommon County Council and Galway County Council, the ‘Radical Actions’ exhibition featuring Kennedy Browne, Duncan Campbell, Jesse Jones and Seamus Nolan was presented in RMIT Gallery, Melbourne in September 2016.
The final part of this project will take the form of a seminar in the historic setting of King House, Boyle. This seminar will look at the legacy of revolution & activism in Ireland and the artists’ role in shaping future states with speakers including Professor Luke Gibbons, artists Sarah Browne, Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy & Seamus Nolan and film maker Treasa O’Brien. More speakers to be confirmed.
It will also feature a screening of the film Eat Your Children directed/written by Treasa O’Brien & co-directed/written by Mary Jane O’Leary. Eat Your Children documents the evolution of protest in modern day Ireland.
For seminar bookings contact the box office on: 090 662 5824