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Making a splash... David Hockney show at MAC marks artist's 80th year

By Kirsten Elder

Published 20/08/2016

The David Hockney exhibition at the MAC in Belfast
The David Hockney exhibition at the MAC in Belfast
The David Hockney exhibition at the MAC in Belfast
The David Hockney exhibition at the MAC in Belfast
The David Hockney exhibition at the MAC in Belfast

A major exhibition of works by David Hockney, one of Britain's finest contemporary artists, opened yesterday at The Mac in Belfast.

It is the first significant Irish exhibition by the artist, and is being held as part of a global celebration of his 80th year, and will include some of his most famous 'pool' series work.

The show focuses on Hockney's early work, alongside material from the current decade, and celebrates his interest in drawing.

Hugh Mulholland, senior curator at the MAC, said: "The exhibition focuses on Hockney's formative years at Bradford Regional College of Art in the 1950s, and will include rarely-seen anatomical and observational drawings, early portraits as well as significant later works.

"We are very pleased to be able to show a series of his iPad portraits of family and friends, as well as some of his well-known works from The Arrival Of Spring, 2011," he added.

The exhibition will run until October 16.

For more details, visit www.themaclive.com

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