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Northern Ireland Three by Victor Sloan

Northern Ireland Three by Victor Sloan

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Victor Sloan is one of Ireland’s major visual artists. He was born in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone in Northern Ireland. He lives and works in Portadown, Co. Armagh. He studied at Belfast and Leeds Colleges of Art. Victor Sloan is an influential artist and educator. He has developed an international reputation for creating powerful images, which display his prodigious versatility and inventiveness.
He is known for his works commenting on various political, social and cultural aspects of Northern Ireland. As well as working with the medium of photography, he also uses video, etching and screen-printing.In 2002 Victor Sloan was awarded an MBE. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts , an Academician of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Victor Sloan has exhibited widely throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia. His work is to be found in numerous important private and public collections worldwide.In 2001 the Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast initiated a major retrospective exhibition, Victor Sloan: Selected Works 1980-2000, which was curated by Hugh Mulholland. In 2008, the exhibition History, Locality, Allegiance, curated by Peter Richards at the Golden Thread Gallery, Switch Room, Belfast, brought together a comprehensive selection of past works, with a particular focus on his video work.

Books about Victor Sloan and his work include Marking the North by Brian McAvera (1989), Victor Sloan: Selected Works by Aidan Dunne (2001), Victor Sloan: Walk by Jürgen Schneider (2004), Luxus by Glenn Patterson (2007), Drift by Dr Justin Carville and Ken Grant (2014) and Northern Ireland: Victor Sloan, (series of 3), Café Royal Books, edited by Craig Atkinson (2016).

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