Following on from Tyneside Cinema’s successful collaboration with Film London and the Jarman Award, resulting in exhibitions by John Smith and Ursula Mayer, this year we are exhibiting the work of Northern Irish artist Séamus Harahan – the 2015 winner of the award. Harahan presents ‘Along the Faughan Side’, a project bringing together a number of collaborators working under the name of Trees Prosper (Patrick Morgan, Christina Anna Morgan and Sara J. Barry), who have in turn worked with Irish folk singer Len Graham.

Known for his low-tech approach to image making and his interest in filming the social and cultural environment around him, and the vital role that music plays in his work, Harahan was born in London in 1968 and raised in London and Northern Ireland. He often uses urban landscapes as a backdrop for his films and video works, which are shot using amateur, hand-held equipment and are described by the artist as falling somewhere between the genres of documentary and music video. The artist, whose works are featured in private collections worldwide, was chosen to represent Northern Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale.

The exhibition will run from 9 December 2016 to 9 January 2017, on 8th December, after the preview there will be a precious opportunity to find out more about the artist’s practice, with a conversation with Marta Michalowska, Film London.


Look at:

Katie Toms, All the colours of the Union: Being British, The Guardian, 22 March 2009
Cherry Smyth, Seamus Harahan at Gimpel Fils, Art Monthly, May 2008, pp.23-25
Ossian Ward,Seamus Harahan, Time Out, 8 May 2008
Catherine Chambelan: Holylands, Artforum, Summer ’05, p.376
Declan Long: The Multitude 51st Venice Biennale, Circa 112, Summer ’05
Martin Herbert: Holylands, Time Out London, 15 December ’04
Aiden Dunne: Holylands, Irish Times, 18 March ’04
Cristian Leach:Holylands, The Sunday Times – Culture, 28 March ’04
The Nature of Things, Northern Irish Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2005 (publication)