Art exhibition in support of Alzheimer's Society to go on show at Stormont

One of the images in Waiting for the Snow Moon which is to go on display at the Long Gallery, Stormont

A 'CHALLENGING exhbition' about a 'challenging subject' is how Bangor artist Leslie Nicholl has described his latest installation in support of the Alzheimer's Society.

A collaboration with graphic artist Barbara Kerr, the exhibition is entitled Waiting for the Snow Moon and can be seen at the Long Gallery at Stormont from Monday April 16.

Describing the work, Nicholl says: "The collaboration with Barbara is so we have a female and male view of this terrible disease [dementia]. While Barbara's work is based on the threads that hold a family together during a nightmare time, sadly, my work is when those threads start to unravel.

"This bit is easy for me, as Alzheimer's eventually killed my dad."

The installation comprises 15 panels based on a strip of photographic film Mr Nicholls senior took when on a coastal holiday, with the images set along the foreshore as the tide "gradually takes a bit, leaves a bit, and then takes a bit more".

Following its debut in Stormont, the exhibiton will travel to the Engine Room Gallery in Belfast for four weeks to overlap with Dementia Week in May.

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