Exhibition Launch with the Artist Farhad O’Neill
Farhad O’Neill is launching his exhibition ‘A Life in Low Relief’ with a talk that will highlight different aspects of his art. For over 30 years, Farhad’s work travels across and beyond culture and time. From the concept of memory as part of rhetoric in Jesuit efforts in China in the late 1500s and early 1600s translated visually into Irish and Christian context, impressions from diverse musical performances, sexual and gender identity, Catholic devotional practices, abstract expressionism based upon nature, eastern Zoroastrian influences.
About the Artist:
Farhad O’Neill was born to a Belfast mother and a Parsi father and was raised in Canada. He relocated to Belfast in the early 1990s as an Irish Citizen and began and maintained an artistic practice and studio in the Conway Mill until 2004. His practice is represented as public works in many locations in West Belfast and abroad. From 2004 until 2022 he was based in Canada and continued his practice with major artist landmarks including the Corpus et Spiritus sculpture commission and the commission for the Marian Doors for St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. In January 2022 he returned to Belfast for good and has a studio located in Cultúrlann.