The Junor Gallery is pleased to host Sarah Longley‘s first solo exhibition in Scotland. Sarah trained at Edinburgh College of Art where she graduated with First Class Honours in Drawing and Painting. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, the UK and France. Sarah is based in Lochalsh, Scotland, surrounded by a landscape that inspires both her own art and her father’s poetry.
Michael Longley is one of Northern Ireland’s foremost contemporary poets. He has won numerous awards for his poetry including the Whitbread Poetry Prize for Gorse Fires (1991). The Weather in Japan (2000) won the Irish Times Literature Prize for Poetry, the Hawthornden Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. His eleventh collection is Angel Hill (Cape Poetry, 2017), which takes its title from the name of the hill behind Sarah’s home (copies available in the gallery). In 2001 Michael Longley was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Preview: Friday 22nd February 4.00-6.00pm
Michael Longley poetry reading:
Saturday 23rd Feb. 2.00pm to 3.15pm
in the Gallery