John Keane – Artist

Date of past event:

12th March 2019

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John Keane – Artist

The SSLP Creative Hub presented an Art History talk for SSLP Sixth Form students, teachers and parents.
Tuesday 12 March 2019, 7-8:30pm
The Charter School North Dulwich

John Keane (b.1954) has established a reputation as a political artist through a sustained artistic inquiry into the horrors of military and social conflicts around the world and the effects of media distortion. His subjects have included Northern Ireland, Central America and the Middle East; and has involved working with organisations such as Greenpeace and Christian Aid. Official British War Artist of the 1990 Gulf War, Keane is also known for commissioned portraits of notable individuals such as Mo Mowlam, Jon Snow and Kofi Annan. John has exhibited internationally and his work is in public collections including Detroit Institute of Fine Art; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; and the Imperial War Museum, London. He was the subject of a book by Mark Lawson, Troubles My Sight: The Art of John Keane, published by Flowers Gallery in 2015. He lives and works in London. On view at the 72nd Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk (7 – 21 June) will be a series of paintings produced in response to the commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, following Keane’s investigations of the country’s Lieux de Mémoire or Sites of Memory https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/exhibition-john-keane-if-you-knew-me-if-you-knew-yourself-you-would-not-kill-me

Over 100 students, parents and SSLP staff members attended this talk.