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Artist of the Month August 2017 - Ciarán Harper

Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 3pm

After school by Ciarán Harper Image: After school by Ciarán Harper

Ciarán Harper is a recent Fine Art graduate of Ulster University, Belfast, specialising in painting. He was awarded the prestigious Carson McDowell Solicitors Prize at the University of Ulster School of Art degree show in 2016.

Ciarán’s most recent work is inspired by ethnicity and how diaspora can be reflected in art. Within his practice, oil paint is united on canvas with raw mediums such as wax or plaster, adding dynamism and depth to the work. Collage and found imagery are both an integral part of his practice, accompanied with harmonious and contrasting imagined elements.

After School is currently included in the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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