Illustration of David Hockney. Black and white. Illustration by Belfast artist Peter Strain.

David Hockney:
I draw, I do

A new exhibition by artist David Hockney is now open at the MAC. It is the first significant presentation of David Hockney’s work in Ireland.

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Date: 19 Aug 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Time: Mon - Sun, 10am to 7pm
Space: Tall Gallery
Price: Free, but booking is advised

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Photograph of Hockney family iPad portraits in the MAC's tall gallery
Photograph of an illustration done by David Hockney
Photograph of a series of black and white sketches done by David Hockney
Photograph of Le Plongeur from the Splash Pool series in the MAC's tall gallery.
Portrait of Margaret Hockney, by David Hockney

About the Artist

About the Artist

David Hockney

Hockney is a painter, printmaker, photographer and designer. The MAC presents this Hockney exhibition in advance of the many celebrations that will happen next year to mark the artist's 80th birthday. At the core of all of Hockney’s work is a commitment to the critical importance of the act of drawing. David Hockney felt a compulsion to draw and paint the world around him from an early age. He became a familiar sight in the streets where he lived pushing a pram of art materials to enable him to work outside.



The Irish Times

" excellent show, modest in scale but ambitious in scope."

The Thin Air

"Hockney’s is a career that sees no hint of slowing down, and this show begs the question ‘why would it?’"