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‘LANDSCAPE AT DUSK’ by Anne Davey Orr

"The language of landscape is our native language. Landscape was the original dwelling; humans evolved among plants and animals, under the sky, upon the earth, near water. Everyone carries that legacy in body and mind.” (Anne Whiston Spirn)

The landscape is speaking all the time, telling the same stories it told our ancestors of the tides and the rains in the colours of the seasons. ‘Landscape at Dusk’ is one of a series of explorative landscape paintings from the exhibition ‘Connectivity’.

Anne Davey Orr was born in Killyleagh, Co. Down. She studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, completed a BA in painting at Belfast College of Art, University of Ulster and did a Master of Fine Art degree at the University of the Arts in London.

Her exhibition ‘In The Garden of Europe’ is permanently located at the offices of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels. Her portrait of nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed by the Germans during WW1 is hanging in the surgery named after her in South London. From one of her paintings Anne created a printed velvet fabric as a backdrop for a display of Philippe Starke furniture in Belfast.

She exhibited at the Irish Cultural Centre in the two-person exhibition ‘Shifting Elements‘ and with two London-based artists in the exhibition ‘UrbanSuburban’ in London. She is currently completing a series of paintings for her children’s book ‘Bluebirdland’ which will be published in 2019.


  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Framed
  • Size: 59 x 48 cm

Kindly donated by Anne Davey Orr DA(Edin), BA (Hons), MFA

The Cause

The Irish Youth Foundation (UK) was established in 1989 and is the only national charity in the UK specifically aimed at helping disadvantaged young Irish people and their families. It supports a wide range of projects, including help for homeless; employment and training schemes; women and children escaping violence; young offenders; Irish Travellers; mental health; drug and alcohol rehabilitation; cross-community initiatives as well as social and cultural activities encouraging young people’s awareness of their Irish heritage. 

Since 1989 the IYF has awarded over £5 million to improve the lives of young Irish people. In 2018 nearly £200,000 was awarded to 38 projects run by welfare and community groups in Britain and Northern Ireland. In 2005 the Irish Youth Foundation incorporated The Lawlor Foundation and has continued its work towards the advancement of education in Northern Ireland through a programme of grants supporting disadvantaged pupils from all community backgrounds. During the academic year 2018/19, 11 schools and colleges have been awarded grants to be used to help disadvantaged pupils and school projects at the Principal’s discretion, and 8 individual students are receiving bursaries.

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
Item #L6499

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