Neon Dogs

Deepa Mann-Kler (Northern Ireland)


A glowing celebration of a favourite children’s party trick. 

Grouped together, these colourful canines complete with bones, leads and dog mess in the Walker Courtyard at Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall 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.

The artwork 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. Neon Dogs returned as part of the programme for Lumiere London 2016.


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