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Work by world famous artist Louise Bourgeois on display in Limavady

Work by world famous artist Louise Bourgeois on display in Limavady

Wed, May 10, 2017

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre in Limavady will host an exhibition of prints by internationally acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) later this month.

Opening on May 20th, the touring exhibition from the Hayward Gallery in London includes 14 etchings from the artist’s Autobiographical series and 11 drypoint prints created from 1994 - 1999.

Honoured with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1982, Louise has been widely acclaimed as one of the most original artists of the late 20th century.

Speaking ahead of the exhibition, The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alderman Maura Hickey said: “We are delighted to present the work of Louise Bourgeois to local schools, art enthusiasts and visitors to the area. Louise’s work has been exhibited at museums across the world, including the Tate Modern in London, so it is an honour to welcome the exhibition to Limavady. I would encourage everyone to come along and be inspired!”

Often associated with her sculptural work, Bourgeois is probably best known in the UK for her monumental sculpture Maman which was commissioned for Tate Modern’s opening in 2000 and installed in its now famous Turbine Hall.

Desima Connolly, Cultural Facilities Development Manager, said: “Although Bourgeois became renowned for her large scale sculptures, she was also a prolific printmaker and draughtswoman. The artist made these outstanding collections when she was in her eighties, testimony to her dedication and passion for creating.”

Alongside the exhibition, curator and art historian Marianne O’Kane- Boal will provide a free talk ‘Louise Bourgeois: Her Life and Work’ on Thursday 8th June from 2pm - 3pm.

Derry Print Workshop are also providing a two-part workshop in Intaglio Printmaking for adults and school pupils on Thursday 25th May and Thursday 1st June from 2pm - 4.30pm.

Children aged 8 years and above can also be inspired by the exhibition in two creative courses with Mini-Masterpiece Printmaking running on Saturday 3rd and Saturday 10th June, 2pm - 4.30pm and Mini-Masterpiece Sculpture on Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th June, 2pm - 4.30pm.

The exhibition runs from May 20th until June 21st and admission is free.

To find out more, please contact the team at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre on 028 777 60650 or visit 

An example of the work created by Louise Bourgeois. Pictured here is the Mosquito, created using the paper drypoint technique.