JOHN MINIHAN – ‘beckett and the wake’
24 October, Thursday, reception 7 pm – talk 7.15pm
The Wilton Gallery presents the Wilton Series in which the Gallery meets key figures from the world of the visual arts, film, literature and music.
In this series we invite the renowned, Irish Photographer John Minihan.
He is one of Ireland’s most celebrated photographers famous for his iconic portraits and landscapes; Lady Diana Spencer, Samuel Beckett , W.H Auden, Seamus Heany, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Enda O Brien, Patti Smith David Hockney…and the list goes on, in a career spanning 55 years. William Burrows once described him as a ‘painless photographer.’
In this engaging talk, Minihan shares his insights about his; works, influences, love of black and white photos, the essence of good photography and, what interests him now.
Minihan (born 1946 and now a west cork resident), he was born in Dublin and raised in Athy before moving to London at the age of 12. By 21 he had become the youngest staff photographer for the Evening Standard. In between documenting Athy on visits to home he continued for 30 years as a fleet street photographer.
Minihan close relationship with the titans of the art and literary world makes compelling listening.
We will have a select number of his iconic photographs on display.
Jenny Fox ‘Moment’
Sept 20 – Oct 4, 2019
Jenny Fox has crafted out a recognised body of work as an abstract expressionist painter, focusing on catching her experience of a place rather than painting the place ‘I am trying to express how I experience them.’ Much of her inspiration comes from her surroundings in Tipperary and Mayo. Her challenge is always in pursuit of the ‘stillness of being’ or ‘a moment in time.’ The results are almost icongraphic images of places that show energy and emotion.