8 October, 3pm
With Colin Davidson, Eamonn McCabe and Geray Sweeney, chaired by Dr Declan Long
When we think of Seamus Heaney and his poetry, our responses are often tied up with the iconic images of the man himself. In this fascinating panel discussion, three artists who have each created a portrait of Heaney will discuss the context and experience of working with him and the process of capturing his essence in just one image.
This discussion, which will also explore the nature of portraiture as an art form, will be chaired by Dr Declan Long, Course Director of the MA in Art in the Contemporary World at the National College of Art & Design. In 2013 he served as a member of the judging panel for the Turner Prize and is a visual arts correspondent for RTE radio.
Capturing Seamus: The Art of the Portrait | Panel Discussion at Seamus Heaney HomePlace