I’ve decide to do a little review of 2019 before it ends , so each day I will put up my top tens so don’t get too wound up 😜But first the round up of the year with many people to thank (I’ll get around yous all individually). A crazy year were we all had our ups and downs , I’m just coming around from wrecking my lower back and shoulders but will be fighting fit for 2020 lol.
So first a little list of highlights then tomorrow I start the lists.
Started the year exhibiting at the group show 2018/19 The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts
Royal Academy, London Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna
Coal Drops Yard: the new Heatherwick Studio-designed Coal Drops Yard shopping district, directly adjacent to King’s Cross’ Granary Square
Among its other delights including the special Kate Bush pop-up store
The visit to Sydney , Australia were I spent part of my 1960’s childhood
The selection of European and Australian art on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney was really world class
With the great John Brown an exhibition , book, talk and performance of Snow, Images by James Hughes poems by John Brown, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady.
2019 BBC Arts Show 08/02/2019 @ 22:33 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/
2019 Snow Exhibition &Talk at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady.
Then a commission for photographs for
Robert Burns: Hand to the Plough: The impact and influence of Robert Burns in Mid-Antrim: Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre, Larne Museum & Arts Centre a touring exhibition
by the Mid-Antrim Heritage Partnership to mark the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018 in association with The Linen Hall Library and the Ulster University
Two more commissions that I loved for the music , talent & place :
The Groves of Boho: Music from County Fermanagh by Hazlett Keers, Compact Disc digisleeve and booklet.
The Hideaways: Live EP Cover, Compact Disc digisleeve.
A book cover
Un plan mortel (French) Bogdan Costin, Cover for (French) Editions Autrement, ISBN-13: 978-2746745001, Paperback also Kindle Edition, ASIN: B078RL2HJS
And awards in the
12th International Color Awards. Honorable Mention in Professional Architecture
and in the 14th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, Professional Portraiture sections
Electric Octopus & their European Trips
Also, while taking pictures for the Braid Real Music Club:
Liam Ó Maonlaí: Song, Wrote a letter to a woman
Andy White: Song, Italian girls on mopeds
Locally the talented Bob Speers and Davy Sloan
Paddy McGaughey and his wacky Comedy Clubs