Official Opening Of Ale Mercado’s Exhibition At The Source Arts Centre

‘1985’ is a graphic novel drama set in rural Ireland not that long ago; artist and illustrator Alé Mercado does his personal interpretation of Federico García Lorca’s classic The House of Bernarda Alba .Relocating the story to Ireland, we see a family in crisis following the death of their father as each struggles to come to terms with their own place at home and in their community. The full novel will be displayed on the walls of the Gallery until Saturday 20th January.

Official Opening Of Ale Mercado's Exhibition At The Source Arts Centre

Kilkenny based artist Ale Mercado

Alé was born in Granada, the same place where Federico García Lorca (whose work is the base of 1985) was from. Although he studied and worked as an industrial engineer, his passion always was comics. That took him to eventually quit his job with a major corporation and focus on graphic design, illustration and comics (which he considers the same discipline). Alé has been working in all areas of design as well as publish his own children books and comics. Over the years his work has been gathering some recognition. Recently he was shortlisted for the prestigious Observer/Comica/Jonathan Cape Short Story Competition and earlier in the year he was also shortlisted for the IDI Irish Design Awards. He is based in Kilkenny since 2003 where he lives with Siobhán and their two children.

The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Friday 08 December 7.30pm

The Source Arts Centre Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 2pm-5pm

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