McKenna, Irish Sculptor
The G.M.Hopkins Monument
Drama, Poetry, Song, Art
The Wreck of the Deutchland
James McKenna: A Culture Policy
James McKenna: Vote No.1, McKenna,
McKenna, Your Culture Candidate,
The Scatterin', world's first Rock musical
McKenna at The Hopkins Summer School
James McKenna, renaissance man
The Five Lamps,bronze, 1966
Men Entering a City, bronze, 1965
Oisín Caught in the Time Warp
unworldly, he ploughed any money he made back into his work, surviving
for long periods on a diet of bread and jam.'
1996 O'Connor Cup
James was awarded the O'Connor Cup to a stnading ovation in 1996
O'Connor Cup details
McKenna was a genuine Renaissance man. A highly regarded sculptor, he
was also a noted playwright, poet and occasional polemicist.'. . .
1987 The Hopkins Monument - James McKenna
James McKenna was involved with
the Gerard Manley Hopkins Summer School from early days. Thanks to generous
sponsors, the Society were able to commission James to create a
1986 -2000 James McKenna exhibited at the GM Hopkins Summer School
As well as participating enthusiastically
in Poetry Readings, Lectures, Discussion during the Summer School, James
exhibited his work almost every year, including his last exhibition
' 'McKenna continued to explore
his theme of men victimised not through their own fault but by the uncaring
world in which they lived. Each piece of sculpture is beautifully carved
or chiselled, with loving attention. His figures have life in them;
the faces, however, come as a surprise like the actors in his plays.
They wear masks; frozen in their aloneness; poignant; serious; essentially
tragic. Such is the McKenna perception.'
- D. Egan,
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