Rita Donagh Long Meadow 1982

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Artwork details

Artist
Rita Donagh born 1939
Title
Long Meadow
Date 1982
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1524 x 1524 mm
frame: 1546 x 1544 x 32 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1990
Reference
T05837
Not on display

Display caption

The ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland during the 1970s and 1980s provide the context for Donagh’s Long Meadow. Long Kesh or ‘Long Meadow’ is the original name of the site in County Antrim that was converted into the Maze Prison, where many IRA prisoners were held. Eight of its buildings were given
the nickname of H-blocks because, when seen from above, they resembled the letter H. Donagh has created a plan of the prison’s H blocks, and projected the plan in perspective onto a square canvas that echoes the square plan of a single cell block.

November 2006

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