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About Nuala Herron Nuala Herron was born and raised in the city of Derry (Northern Ireland). She…
Recent articles on exhibition at The Playhouse, Derry~Londonderry.
Exhibition of paintings and drawings
Showing at The Playhouse Derry
During the year of City of Culture 2013 in Derry/Londonderry, I received funding from Culture Company so I decided that I’d like to tell a story of local people through portrait painting. So I choose a variety of characters from 3 different generations, from both sides of the city, who I felt had contributed to the city in a meaningful way. I have exhibited internationally and been painting for a long time but have only had one other solo show in Derry in 2006.
The exhibition is made up of portraits of local people from the city of Derry/Londonderry. Some of the faces shown include a Photographer, a Singer/songwriter, Music Producers, a Writer, a Doctor, an Olympic Triathlete and a local Craftsman. As a Painter, it helped that these people had great faces, such as Dermie McClenaghan, one of the many people in the city with a passion for Civil Rights and among those who were the backbone of the Civil Rights movement.
I chose to exhibit my work in the main gallery space of The Playhouse, to make the work as accessible as possible. The Playhouse will have many visitors from far and wide attending all the events, so I felt that this was an appropriate place to gain a wider audience. Not hidden behind closed doors, the exhibition will hopefully be open and inviting, much like the local people of Derry.