George Wallace: Reflections on Life

Monotype print of bust-length portrait of a woman
George Wallace (1920–2009), Young Woman in a Striped Dress, 1993. © Estate of George Wallace and CARCC, 2019. Photo © National Gallery of IrelandCredit

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11 September - 13 December 2020
Print Gallery | Free entry

For the first time in Ireland, see etchings, monotypes, woodcuts and drawings by George Wallace. Born in Dublin in 1920, but based in Canada for most of his adult life, Wallace specialised in printmaking and sculpture. Through powerful imagery the artist comments on everything from the boredom of suburban life to human vulnerability and ageing. At times humorous, and always insightful, these works are both personal and universal.

Read an article about Wallace written by Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints and Drawings, for Building Cultural Legacies Hamilton

Curator | Anne Hodge

A collage of a girl's face

Sensory workshop

National Gallery of Ireland at Home: Reflecting Faces

Follow this step-by-step video to create a printed portrait inspired by George Wallace.

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New article

George Wallace: Talking Heads

Curator Anne Hodge explores the strange, yet powerful, printed heads that figure large in the work of the Canadian-Irish artist.

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