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Rod's "1916 Portrait Collection"

Rod Coyne has created an exclusive series of portraits remembering key faces of the
1916 Easter Rising.

   “I remember learning this part of Irish history as a school boy, awe-struck and filled with pride.
In 2014 I started out with a need to update the 1916 images I had known since I was a kid. The faces I admired for so long had become jaded in my eyes; they had been re-hashed continually in books and posters. I decided not to trace from the photos but to process them through my own eyes, head and hand. I was trading “accuracy” for a chance to really commune with these faces until they started to become people again.”

Anchorman to launch “1916 Portrait Collection”

Rod Coyne's exhibition of sixteen exclusive portraits at The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow opens on the 13th of March at 4pm, we hope you can join us (show runs till April 9th). This Centenary event is the centre piece of Tinahely's 1916 programme including literary, cinema and stage shows and workshops.
We're so thrilled that Bryan Dobson, newscaster with RTÉ, has agreed to launch the show.


1916 Heroines

"Ireland was a very different place when I first studied the Easter Rising in the early nineteen eighties and there appeared have been so few women named in connection with 1916. Today, delving deeper I realize many names had been left out, and Elisabeth O’Farrell had been airbrushed out altogether. Attempting to right some wrongs I have included many 1916 heroines and consciously airbrushed O’Farrell back into the picture.” – Rod Coyne.

Rod's Media Storm

We had the Irish TV crew at Avoca Gallery covering the exhibition preparations. Interview in full Sunday 13th March 2016 at 7pm,  Irish TV. (The station is #191 on a SKY box or #400 on a free-to-air receiver.) The broadcast is also available worldwide live (7pm GMT) online on the Irish TV site.
If radio is more your thing don't miss Rod's 1916 interview with Declan Meehan on Eastcoast FM's Morning Show. Catch it next Friday at 10.30am, 11th March 94 - 104 FM or online here.

Worldwide Rebellion

After the whirlwind success of the 1916 Centenary Calendar (now on its third print-run) the artist has created a series of 1916 Canvas Prints. Both will be available in Tinahely next week and can also be ordered online from Avoca Gallery with free worldwide shipping. So honor the patriots and send your 1916 Print to friends and family abroad, that they too may commemorate the birth of the nation with us this April 2016.
Copyright © ROD COYNE 2016 All rights reserved.

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