Art & Design Gallery Exhibit Commemorates Ireland’s 1916 Rising

News Story: April 7, 2016

Sacred Heart University’s Art & Design Department will host “A Terrible Beauty: Ireland’s 1916 Rising 100th Anniversary Commemoration” from Sunday, April 10, through Monday, April 18. This exhibit will feature the work of Robert “Rab” Kerr. An opening reception will take place on Tuesday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m. at SHU’s Art & Design Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.  

Kerr is an Irish republican ex-prisoner who spent 18 years in British prisons, including three years on the “Blanket Protest” in the H-blocks and participation in the “Great Escape” from Long Kesh in 1983. Since his release from prison, he has co-authored four books of photographs documenting the history of Belfast during the last century. He also produced a number of booklets and magazines. In 2008, he wrote Republican Belfast: A Political Tourist’s Guide