Leonard Sexton

Central Hall Westminster 2015

This painting of Leonard’s inspired by the Inferno sets the viewer on a city, to question the irony of priorities introduced in early philosophy which predictably continue to reoccur. In the ‘City of Dis’ the traitor is consumed.

From the series inspired by Dante’s Inferno – ‘City of Dis’ oil on canvas 4ft x 5ft
London Irish Art 2015
Central Hall
Storey’s Gate
14th – 17th January 2015

We are pleased to announce that London Irish Art 2015 will be officially launched by the Minister for Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan T.D, and the Ambassador of Ireland, Dan Mulhall at 6pm on the evening of Thursday, 15 January 2015.
“I look forward to launching the exhibition. The promotion of Irish culture through the
work of Irish visual artists will form a very important part of my Diaspora Strategy which is due to be launched early in the New Year” – Minister Jimmy Deenihan T.D.

The opening evening will present an artist talk by renowned Irish diaspora artist Hughie O’Donoghue and a poetry performance piece by Aisling Fahey, Young Poet Laureate for London. The exhibition will also proudly present works by celebrated Irish artists Louis Le Brocquy, Robert Ballagh, the recent winner of the RHA Sean Keating Award for Outstanding Painting Francis O’Toole, as well as renowned painters James Brohan, Liam O’Neill and Leonard Sexton, and Irish sculptors John Behan and Aidan Harte. There will also be two works featured by Irish dancer Michael Flatley painted with foot taps in acrylic on marley. U.K. based Irish artists will be represented through the contemporary cutting edge work of artists such as David Blackmore, Alison Lowry, Kyle Barnes, Donol Moloney, Gemma Billington, Patricia Volk and Aisling Drennan.

The objective of London Irish Art 2015 is to strengthen cultural relations between Ireland and Great Britain by promoting and encouraging creativity within the ever-growing Irish artistic diaspora in London. By representing and showcasing some of Ireland’s most established and emerging artists in Ireland and the U.K., London Irish Art aspires to appear as a significant annual event on the London arts calendar.