The artist Brian Maguire has generously donated the proceeds of the sale of an exclusive lithograph print, War Changes Its Address – Aleppo March ’17, to the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund (MRJF), to support the work of the Fund.
Limited to an edition of 60 signed and numbered copies by the artist, this is the only print made from an extraordinary group of paintings resulting from a visit to Syria in 2017. Supporters of this partnership between Brian Maguire and the MRJF have the opportunity to acquire an exclusive print and a significant example of the artist’s work while making a valued contribution to the work of the Fund.
The work on which the print is based features in the exhibition by Brian Maguire, ‘War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings’, which ran in the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) from January to May 2018 and runs at Wexford County Council buildings from 29 October to 3 December 2018.
Documenting the destruction in Aleppo, Maguire’s paintings offer a visceral and unmitigated insight into the physical consequences of war. The stark absence of life within these paintings, emblematic of the consequences of war, stands in contrast to our expectations of living city spaces.
The MRJF was established to continue the work of the campaigning writer and television producer after whom it is named, by supporting investigative journalism that gives voice to the powerless and challenges the powerful, as Mary did throughout her career. Brian Maguire’s work as an artist has similarly combined empathy with individual human suffering and an intense awareness of political and social justice.The Fund awards bursaries for specific journalism projects, promotes educational events including an annual seminar in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute, RTÉ and the BAI, and is working with Dublin City University on the development of the Mary Raftery Archive.
Brian Maguire joined Kay Sheehy on Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 to chat about the exhibition and his collaboration with the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund. Listen back here.
Read more about the collection in the Irish Independent here.
For further information on how to purchase a copy of ‘War Changes Its Address – Aleppo March 2017’ by Brian Maguire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eleanor McGovern on 01-4200580.
War Changes Its Address – Aleppo March ‘17
Edition of 60
Image size: 79cm (h) x 57cm (w)
Paper size: 87cm (h) x 61cm (w)
€425 unframed (framing arranged on request, price on application)
Shipping: in tubes, included in price within Ireland, international rates on request.