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January 19, 2021

Trump in Belfast at the Royal Ulster Academy.

 Trump leaves Belfast

Armed with black sewing thread, a needle , batik fabric and a large embroidery hoop, I began hand stitching my drawing of a three faced Donald Trump in November 2018. I have created many many textile artworks of Trump since 2016, this one was made in the hope that he would serve only one term in office. Little did I know that in 2020 it would be selected for the 139th Annual Exhibition in The Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast. 

None of us knew either that the exhibition would be in lock down for many months in the gallery in Belfast but an incredible virtual gallery experience was available online. 

The exhibition ran from 16th October until today, January 31st 2021.

It was an honour to have been selected from almost 1300 entries for this acclaimed annual exhibition where 190 were chosen for inclusion at the RUA.

Even though my piece did not sell , it will be leaving Belfast soon. One of the only things that Trump seems to be good at is leaving a venue. I hope he will leave the RUA without having another  tanTrump .

This piece will be returning to the west of Ireland soon to hang in my studio OR I wonder if he would be interested in hanging it in his hotel in Doonbeg.

I might drop him a note...





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