Ballads of Rhinestones and Newcomers – 19 July to 24 Sept

‘Ballads of Rhinestones and Newcomers’ Bojana Janković, Tom O’Dea, Frank Sweeney

Wednesday 20 July–Saturday 24 September 2022
Launch: Tuesday 19 July, 7–9pm

CCA Derry~Londonderry is delighted to invite you to our summer exhibition with Bojana Janković and a collaboration between Tom O’Dea and Frank Sweeney.

Ballads of Rhinestones & Newcomers brings together two counterpointing experiences of the border between the UK and Republic of Ireland at a time when the realities of Brexit are playing out.

In the exhibition, Frank Sweeney and Tom O’Dea look at the history of analogue radio and television signals spilling across the borders of these islands, in a reflection of the complex spatial territories produced by transmitters and their environment.

Bojana Janković, an Eastern European artist based in NI, explores complex relationships between migration, displaced identities, migrant labour and discrimination through a series of socially engaged performances and an installation that centres the migrant experience of the invisible border. Bojana’s work charts the hard border experienced by migrants as it is performed and conjured up daily.

Read more about the exhibition at

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