Art FocusJD Malat Presents Ian Cumberland’s ‘Presence in Absence’

JD Malat Gallery is pleased to announce Presence in Absence, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Ian Cumberland, from 7th September to 5th October 2020. Born in Banbridge in 1983, Cumberland is best known for his hyperrealist portraits of isolated subjects in detailed interiors, exploring themes of mass media culture, surveillance and the notion of the human ‘self’ (image top of page: Ian Cumberland, Panopticon, 2019/20 Oil on linen, 100 x 180 cm).  Presence in...

Life & CultureRemembering Dame Diana Rigg, from The Avengers to Shakespeare

Dame Diana Rigg, who has died at the age of 82, enjoyed a long and distinguished acting career on stage, in film and on television. She is probably best remembered as action girl Emma Peel from The Avengers, but the range of her work spanned everything from Shakespeare and James Bond to camp comedy. Praised portrayal Born Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg near Doncaster in 1938, she was brought up in India where her father worked...
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