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Hangar’t Exhibition

9 July 2016 - 25 July 2016


A summer day in 1888, Pont-Aven, Brittany: the grass turned red and Jesus turned green. Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard and others (including Irish painter Roderic O’Conor) created a new page in the history of art. The fertile artistic spirit of Pont-Aven lives on in Hangar’t. The participants do not sign their works and some do not remember who created which paintings, to them, it doesn’t matter! They are farmers, architects, butchers, crepe makers, carpenters, retirees, and do not consider themselves “artists” but critics, such as Caroline Boyle-Turner ‘beg to differ’. Their shared memory of a rural village, Nizon, emerges in their works, which turn old documents and pictures from family albums and old shoe-boxes into paintings. Initially a small collective, now more than 80 artists have realised at least one painting at the Hangar’t workshop.


9 July 2016
25 July 2016
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