Raymond Henshaw is an artist and curator. Amongst notable projects during the last twelve months are “Watershed” – a curated show featuring five artists from Ireland and Hong Kong. This exhibition was part of the Hong Kong Graphics fiesta 2010/2011, and exhibited simultaneously in Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, & Millennium Court Arts Centre, Northern Ireland. He also recently set up and managed the Strule Print Workshop, in Omagh. Dedicated to screen print and digital imagery, it is the first new print studio in the last 30 years in Northern Ireland.
He is interested in social politic, with the majority of recent artworks forging relationships around ideas of civility. Within this he is concerned with marking his own or other peoples existence. Narratives can be wrapped around histories both personal and institutional. The personal looking at notions of citizenship, ethnicity, belonging and mortally. The Institutional, revolving around ideas about forms of governance, both local and foreign.
This subject matter is explored across a variety of mediums, but chiefly seen in, printmaking installations, photography and artist’s books.
His art work has been exhibited throughout Ireland, Europe, Africa, China and USA including, Fenderesky Gallery, Old Museum, Queens University, Belfast, Project Arts Centre, Original Print Gallery, Dublin, Ithaca, New York State, In Bag Factory Johannesburg, University of Cape Town (Impact 2003) and Free State University Bloemfontein, South Africa, In Cite Des Arte, Paris, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Barcelona, and Berlin, and other locations across Europe.