Documentary on life and work of artist Peter Monaghan to air on Netflix


A documentary on the artistic life and works of considered one of Eire’s finest identified modern artists Peter Monaghan is about to air on Netflix subsequent week – all due to an opportunity assembly.

Peter Monaghan – A Portrait was made by Dublin-based Rumble Movies and can air on the streaming service from August 4.

Dubliner Monaghan can even exhibit a brand new assortment of his vibrant three-dimensional works in Gormleys gallery, Belfast from September 3 to 18.

An opportunity assembly with filmmaker Mike Smyth of Rumble Movies happened when Monaghan was commissioned by Mike’s brother, John Smyth of OMS Architects, to finish a big set up at One Grand Parade in Dublin.

“Mike urged that my artwork might make documentary and so he spent about six weeks coming out and in with varied folks to make it,” mentioned Monaghan.

“It is rather thrilling that this piece will stream on Netflix – it’s a very nicely made documentary and it is going to be nice to get it on the market.”

The documentary sees Monaghan and two critics, Livia Hurley and Catherine Marshall, focus on his artwork and its evolution since he stopped working in graphic design to create artwork full-time.

Filmmaker Mike Smyth defined that having made the documentary, he positioned it with Espresso TV, a Brighton-based distribution firm, who’ve not too long ago secured a contract for the piece to stream on Netflix for 5 years.

“Though we’re based mostly in Dublin, Rumble Movies has spent a few years making music associated items for worldwide TV corporations, working with a number of the greatest names similar to The Cranberries, U2, David Grey, Bell X1, Keane, The Frames and Coldplay,” mentioned Smyth.

“The humanities space is a brand new one for me, however after I met Peter, we obtained on nicely and I actually appreciated his work.

“An fascinating ingredient of this story is that after I was making the piece I seen that Peter was very eager about and influenced by music – particularly on the time he was listening to quite a lot of Francesco Tristano, a Luxembourg pianist and composer.

“So, regardless that we have been making the documentary on a price range, I made contact with Tristano and defined that this was an artist who was taking inspiration from his work, and to our nice shock he gave me the rights to his music free and in perpetuity.”

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Born in Dublin in 1955, Peter Monaghan had his first one-man present within the capital in 2002, and for the previous 20 years has produced his distinctive three-dimensional artworks and has exhibited internationally in London, New York, Miami, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He has exhibited with Gormleys for the previous 20 years with quite a few sell-out exhibitions.

He graduated from the Nationwide Faculty of Artwork and Design and labored as an award-winning graphic designer, earlier than working his personal graphics design enterprise whereas additionally lecturing at Dun Laoghaire Faculty of Artwork.

In 2000 he determined to surrender his design work to concentrate on his creative apply full-time and his profession has gone from energy to energy since.

The Belfast exhibition will run from September 3 to 18 on the Gormleys gallery at 471 Lisburn Highway. Go to for extra info.

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