The first major exhibition of Irish art to be held in London for over 30 years opens 13 May, at the Mall Galleries, The Mall SW1. Entitled The Art of a Nation, the selected works celebrate the rich story of Irish art from 1880 to the present day. The exhibition will be opened by Ireland’s Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD. Drawing on Allied Irish Banks’ incomparable collection of paintings, photography, tapestry, sculptures and video, this exhibition includes more than 70 works by many of Ireland’s greatest artists. Referencing key moments in Ireland’s rich history, from the War of Independence to the present day, the works range from 19th century en plein air painters such as Aloysius O’Kelly and Sir John Lavery to the Dublin Painters Sean Keating, Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry. Iconic moments of Irish life are presented in works by Harry Kernoff & Grace

Read More: First major exhibition of Irish art in London in over 30 years opens