Ronnie Close is an artist and academic. His work focuses on martyrdom and the relationship between myth and historical truth.
He has participated in exhibitions throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Syria. Exhibitions include: Northern Bounds, Videographe Art Centre, Montreal, Canada 2007; The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, Apexarts, New York, USA 2007; AVE - Art Video Exchange - Festival, Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway 2007; The 9th Syrian Photography Festival 2006; Photo London, International Photography Fair 2006; Darklight Film Festival, Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2006.
Close has been published in several journals, including the Source Magazine and Journal for Media Practice. He co-founded the artist's group, Format and is on the board of trustees and a studio artist at Spike Island, Bristol. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Photographic Art and a member of the European Centre For Photographic Research at the University of Wales, Newport.
To open the exhibition of Night time Room, there will be a preview screening of the film at 7.30 followed by panel discussion.