Critical response | Roisin Kennedy
Thursday 27 February
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Lecture Room IMMA
Roisin Kennedy (lecturer in art history, UCD) explores Scott’s affiliation with the White Stag Group, a group of war émigrés who relocated to Ireland and spearheaded international contacts for Irish artists such as Herbert Read, Britain’s most prominent modern art critic of the time.
Kennedy’s talk will situate the magnitude of the groups importance within the socially, political and cultural contexts of 1940’s Ireland, addressing how their avant-garde motivations paved the way for a new generation of artists.
Patrick Scott: Image Space Light is currently showing at the Garden Galleries, IMMA, 16 February – 18 May and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, 16 February – 11 May