‘Daniel O’Neill : Romanticism and Friendships’
To mark the centenary of the Belfast artist Daniel O’Neill’s birth, the Office of Public Works (OPW) are presenting a retrospective of his work at the Farmleigh Gallery opening in May 2020. The exhibition is being curated by art historian Karen Reihill with the majority of the works being borrowed from private collections, many unseen in public in over 60 years, as well as paintings from IMMA, University of Limerick and the Ulster Museum. This exhibition will be Daniel O’Neill’s first retrospective since 1952 . This exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive catalogue detailing the life of Daniel O’Neill and that of his other innovative friends, Gerard Dillon and George Campbell that make up the Belfast Boys, amongst others such as Colin Middleton, Nano Reid and Nevill Johnson who will all feature in this exhibition.