A collaborative multi-media art exhibition opens May 16, marking the centenary of the withdrawal of the British Army from Kildare in 1922
SULT Artists approached Newbridge Local History Group and invited them to collaborate in marking this significant political and social change in Kildare in 1922. The aim of the collaboration was to produce a visual response to local stories or an historical, political or social event of the time.
The resulting exhibition titled ‘Life Goes On’ opens on Monday 16th May, exactly one hundred years after the withdrawal of British troops.
The collection of original paintings, fine art prints, sculptures and mixed media installations will be accompanied by an illustrated, limited edition book combining artwork and historical context. Most significantly, the exhibition will be held in what was a former Army barracks located in the Bord na Móna Headquarters campus, in Newbridge, open to the public for the first time.
The exhibition is supported by Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations Committee and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-23 Initiative.
‘Life Goes On’ opens at Bord na Móna Headquarters, Newbridge on Monday 16th May, runs until Sunday 29th May. See sultartists.com for further information.