Lee Welch
If what they say is true

Lee Welch
If what they say is true

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry

Mike Crane & Lee Welch, assembly room 1, 2012. HD video.
November 22, 2012

Lee Welch
If what they say is true

Opening: Saturday, December 1, 7pm until late

Centre for Contemporary Art
10-12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG
Northern Ireland

info [​at​] cca-derry-londonderry.org


The Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry is pleased to announce the opening of our new space with a commission by Dublin-based artist Lee Welch. Selected from a shortlist of applicants by a jury consisting of artist Locky Morris, writer Paul O’Neill, and curator Emily Pethick, Welch is the first recipient of CCA’s annual commission for an emerging artist with a connection to our region. This opportunity has been made possible through the generous support of Arts & Business, Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors, and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

If what they say is true is a series of recurrent motifs that take shape in printed matter, arrangements and displays, objects, texts, and unwieldy social situations, that index a larger structure. The environment filters perceptions, adjusting not only one’s sense of the surroundings but also one’s awareness of others. Situations and events framed within this context ignite potential for unforeseen participation and communication between artist, artwork and audience. 

Welch’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, such as Amikejo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain; Clifford Irving Show, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium and Non-knowledge, Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Next year, he will present a solo exhibition at the Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane.

The opening of If what they say is true coincides with the official opening of CCA’s new space at 10-12 Artillery Street. Located in the Cathedral Quarter within the historic city walls, we connect the region with itself and the rest of the world. CCA fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial and critical practices through four collaborative and process-driven streams: production and exhibition-making, research and publishing, public programmes, and residencies.

CCA is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland/the Lottery Fund, Northern Ireland Executive. Supported by the Urban Regeneration Company Ilex, the Department for Social Development, Derry~Londonderry City of Culture 2013, Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors, Arts & Business, Crown Paints, and our members and benefactors.



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