Farhad O’Neill, the old familiar of The Linen Hall, returned to Belfast, after 17 years in his native Canada. The exhibition ‘A Life in Low Relief’ represents over twenty years of work in the genre of bas-relief (or low relief) carving.
The exhibition will feature a total of 76 bas-relief sculptures in bronze, as well as the original carvings, a video display of the sketchbooks for these works, and a specially curated slideshow of Farhad’s major commission of the Marian Doors for St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto.
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.
The Antrim Art Club has been at the heart of the local art scene for over 70 years. Established in 1951, the club encourages, promotes, and advances participation in visual art in the community and explores the tranquillity of painting.
Every year, The Antrim Art Club holds a number of exhibitions across Antrim and Northern Ireland. This March join us at The Linen Hall for an exhibition that will highlight local talent.