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Vera Klute, German, b.1981
Title: Garry Hynes (b.1953), Theatre Director, Co-founder of Druid Theatre
Date: 2017
Medium: Porcelain and concrete on bespoke timber plinth
Dimensions:
164 x 54 x 46 cm
Credit Line: Commissioned, the National Gallery of Ireland as part of the Hennessy Portrait Prize, 2015
Object Number: NGI.2017.1
ProvenanceCommissioned by the National Gallery of Ireland as part of the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015.
Exhibition HistoryVera Klute: Plunge, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 07 September - 23 October 2017
Label TextGarry Hynes co-founded Druid in Galway with Marie Mullen and Mick Lally in 1975. She served as the company’s Artistic Director from then until 1991, and has held the position from 1995 to date. She was also Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and has collaborated with companies in Ireland, the UK and the United States. In 1998 she became the first woman to receive a TONY Award for her direction of Martin McDonough’s Beauty Queen of Leenane, and has received many other awards and honorary degrees.