‘The Private Man, The Public Artist’ – Jeremy Henderson 1952-2009, Memorial Showcase

2nd April 2019

A special memorial showcase event to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of local artist, Jeremy Henderson (1952 – 2009), will take place next Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 7.30 pm at Enniskillen Castle Museums.

Jeremy Henderson was a painter of considerable talent and achievement and a renowned perfectionist whose works feature in both private and corporate collections. Throughout his career, Jeremy created numerous series of art works, which interpreted his perception of the landscape around him. Fermanagh County Museum is delighted to have a number of Henderson’s works in its collection, a lasting legacy to the artist.

Guest speaker at the showcase event will be, renowned painter and lecturer, Mr. Neil Shawcross MBE. He will provide visitors with an in-depth insight into the work of Jeremy Henderson. Those attending will also have the opportunity to view the recent showcase of works by Jeremy Henderson, some of which are being exhibited for the first time.

As a tribute to Jeremy Henderson, his wife Patricia Martinelli Henderson said:

“The paintings I have selected for the Jeremy Henderson memorial exhibition reflect certain times of his life as an artist and private man. From his geometric pieces of the 70s to his final works painted 2 months before his death, these works have never been publicly shown.

I have also included a selection from Hill of History’ 1994. First exhibited in London, these works reflects not only his affection for the Irish landscape but also its troubled times. As Ted Hickey keeper of arts Ulster museum 1986 once said of his works he painted ‘to stimulate and provoke the viewer rather than to reassure’. These works are a small representation from an enormous collection and a great legacy to the art world. I am honoured that the Fermanagh Museum have given me this opportunity to show these pieces which have personal connotations and memories.”

“The Private Man, The Public Artist” exhibition runs until 1 September 2019. Normal opening times and admission rates to the museum apply.