Neon Dogs

Deepa Mann-Kler (Northern Ireland)


A glowing group of balloon dogs on The Strand. 

Neon Dogs was a colourful celebration of a favourite children’s party trick. Grouped together in the Coutts Bank window, these colourful canines complete with bones, leads and dog mess bring out the big kid inside all of us.

Originally from Nottingham, Mann-Kler has exhibited internationally including solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, America, Germany and China. In 2011 she was made artist in residence with the Belfast playwright Martin Lynch. The Centre for Creative Practices in Dublin has selected Mann-Kler’s photography project, Perceptions, for the Migrant Artists On Ireland Series 2013. In 2013 she has been awarded the Individual Artist Award by the Culture Company as part of the Derry City of Culture celebrations. Mann-Kler lives and works in Killyleagh, County Down.

Neon Dogs was originally commissioned as part of the Lumiere Derry-Londonderry 2013 BRILLIANT competition for anyone based in or originally from the Northern Ireland with a bright idea for an installation.


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