Illustrator, performer, artist, activist, clown doctor and one of the founding members of Outburst, Patrick Sanders wore many hats, each one more creative, generous and profoundly human than the next. A gentle radical, his work ranged from the absurd and playful to the unapologetically incendiary in responding to inequality, prejudice and political homophobia in Northern Ireland.
Patrick’s death by suicide earlier this year robbed many of a beloved friend and creative co-conspirator but also took from us a unique voice and an emerging talent who was just beginning to get recognition for his inspired and insightful work.
Exploring and confronting local politics, world events and social issues through cartoons and illustrations, he sought to educate where possible and brilliantly lampoon where not.
How To Unexplode: The Illustrated Life of Patrick Sanders invites you to step into Patrick’s world, with work ranging from political magazine illustrations to comic strips about everyday queer experience. Created in collaboration with close friends and family, this exhibition offers just a small selection from the large body of work that Patrick left behind and gives us a glimpse into the mind of a wonderful artist whose legacy is one of joy, resistance and glorious mischief.
How To Unexplode is dedicated to fearlessness, to love and above all to hope.
Launch Thurs 9th Nov
Continues to 25th Nov
11am-5pm each day (except Sundays)