• September 8, 2010
  • Posted by Marc

Fresh Stuff From Fintan Magee In Brisbane, Australia


“Growing up as a first generation Australian with parents from Northern Ireland meant that I would watch the violence between nationalist and loyalist factions in the region from a distance. This work is heavily influenced by the large Militant Murals painted by the IRA and UFF which make up my first memories of public art from my childhood. The painting explores how ancient mythology, religion, land and folklore helped create pride amongst Irish-catholic communities when faced with poverty, conflict and gentrification. The piece aims to evoke a sense of loss, hope and renewal while highlighting the absurdities of war.”... Fintan Magee