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Yeats 150 – Sailing to Byzantium inspiring art in London

‘Sailing to Byzantium’, an exhibition of Irish and international contemporary art inspired by the famous poem by W.B. Yeats, is underway in London.

Ambassador Mulhall, Greta Mulhall and Fion Gunn admiring some of the work at the ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ exhibition at Leyden Gallery, London. Photo credited Paris Jefferson

The exhibition is curated by London-based Irish artist Fion Gunn in collaboration with the Leyden Gallery, London. The Embassy as part of its programme of events celebrating Yeats 150 – a year of celebration of the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats – is supporting the exhibit. The project is a Yeats-focused offshoot of the IRISH WAVE project which brought Irish visual arts to China as part of a festival in March 2015. IRISH WAVE is supported by Culture Ireland and by Dublin City Council.

The exhibition runs from until 31 October, 2015 at the Leyden Gallery, 9/9a Leyden Street, London, E1 7LE

Tuesday: 11am – 7pm
Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: appointment only

Find out more about Yeats 150 and read the Ambassador’s blog on commemorating W.B. Yeats in 2015.