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‘Gate’ is part of a series of photographic works by Paul Seawright portraying symbols of boundary and barrier in urban Northern Ireland. The gates both protect and exclude, beyond there is unknown territory, both spatially and symbolically. The shape of the rusted gate also mirrors a powerful symbol of unionism, The Union Jack.

MediumC-type photograph on aluminium
Dimensions160 x 160 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1997
Item NumberIMMA.804
Not on view
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Paul Seawright, Gate, 1997, C-type photograph on aluminium, 160 x 160 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1997

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About the Artist

Paul Seawright b.1965

Northern Irish artist Paul Seawright (born 1965) studied at the University of Ulster and Surrey College of Art and Design. In his photographic work Seawright portrays societies experiencing political conflict. From Afghanistan to his native Belfast, the thoughtful and disquieting images which he produces probe beyond stereotypical depictions of war. Seawright was awarded the IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award in 1997. His work has been exhibited widely throughout Europe and the US, including a solo exhibition of large scale photographs of Afghanistan, commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, at IMMA in 2003. — View Artist »