Visual Arts At Home With Irish Arts Center

At Home With Irish Arts Center: Stephen McGinn

Virtual exhibition narrated by the artist






Stephen McGinn, son of a retired customs officer who patrolled the unapproved roads, returned to Northern Ireland in 2019 to document the Armagh borderland of his childhood. He did so without agenda of persuasion or nostalgia, but simply as he found it: empty and dormant, enduringly ordinary in spite of its extraordinary history and precarious position in the fractured Brexit landscape. 

We present a virtual tour of this exhibition, originally meant to be on display in our gallery through June. The artist discusses the project and his influences, with narration from Kathy Rose O'Brien and text adapted from "Unapproved Roads, County Armagh," by Kate McCusker.


At Home With Irish Arts Center is a series of new, commissioned work by our local and international artistic community as part of IAC's reimagined spring 2020 season. These events, and much more, will be shared on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and via email over the next several weeks.


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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Tourism Ireland; CIE Tours; Delta; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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