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Willie Doherty, b.1959

Show of Strength V2006

Show of Strength V is a 2006 work by Willie Doherty. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

Mediumc-print on aluminum with Plexiglas
Dimensions Unframed, 121.9 x 152.4 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, Kerlin Gallery Collection, 2018
EditionEdition 2/3
Item NumberIMMA.4129
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Willie Doherty, Show of Strength V, 2006, c-print on aluminum with Plexiglas, Unframed, 121.9 x 152.4 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, Kerlin Gallery Collection, 2018

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Willie Doherty b.1959

Willie Doherty was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. Basing much of his work around Derry he uses photography, video and sound installations to explore the fallibility of human memory and recollection. Doherty studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast, and began exhibiting internationally in the early 1980s. Doherty was nominated for the Turner Prize, in 1994 and 2003 and represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale in 1993, 2005 and 2007. His film Secretion was shown at IMMA in 2013.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.