7 April-10 May 2015: Gallipoli and the Great War: contemporary paintings on World War One by Paul Woods, Leixlip Library Gallery

Gallipoli oil on canvas 2015 Paul Woods

Paul Woods, Gallipoli (oil on canvas, 2015)

Between 7 April-10 May 2015 Leixlip Library Gallery will host an exhibition by the Irish artist Paul Woods, entitled ‘Gallipoli and the Great War’. The exhibition focused on the commemoration of the Gallipoli landings and campaign in April 1915, in which many Irish men fought and died. It also followed the trail of the main battles fought on the Western Front, including the Marne, the Somme, Ypres and Verdun, Many of the photographic images sourced for the painting process came from aerial photography and topographical views of the landscape in war.

Paul Woods is supported by the Arts Service of Kildare County Council.

From UCD History Hub: The Irish at Gallipoli.

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