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John Luke and Gerard Dillon project

Arts for All delivered a major project with funding from the Community Relations Council at the beginning of 2015.

This was a partnership with An Chulturlann based on the Falls Road and two men's sheds - one based in Conway Mill and one based in Duncairn Gardens. It developed a strong link between two community galleries in north and west Belfast and celebrated the work and lives of two internationally recognised artists from working class Belfast communities.

The project involved:

  • Information session on John Luke by  Joseph McBrinn
  • Information session on Gerard Dillon by Mary Cosgrove
  • Seven painting sessions in the style of John Luke with Duncairn Men's Shed facilitated by Jonny McKerr
  • Seven painting sessions in the style of Gerard Dillon with Crann go Beatha (men's group based in Conway Mill) facilitated by Stephen Millar
  • An exhibition on 26th March 2015 which included a bus tour between the two galleries