Terry Duffy – an international artist with a reputation for unique and challenging work
In his long and varied career he has exhibited in London, Paris, Berlin, Philadelphia, New York, Cape Town, Liverpool and more.
Recent works include a series of Cope vestments commemorating key historical events.
The Windrush Cope, commissioned by CMEAC for the Windrush 70th Anniversary at Westminster Abbey 22nd June 2018, was worn by the Dean of Westminster for the service. It featured prominently on TV news programmes and Newspapers. The Cope paintings are the basis of these vestments, large semi-circular artworks inspired by a trip to Seville and the fascinating Medieval Copes on display there and at the V&A. These works and previous copes inspired the commission from the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns and has continued to be used within the Anglican church. The Windrush Cope is now a legacy piece used to raise awareness of cultural inequality and promote wider understanding and celebration of Black Culture. It was most recently featured on “The Secret Windrush Files” (July 2019) a BBC documentary presented by the historian David Olusoga.
A previous major project “The Monuments” was included in the 2008 Liverpool Capital of Culture sponsored by Barclays Bank, followed by the Venice Biennale in 2009 sponsored by Sothebys and in 2011 at the Bloomsbury Festival.
Earlier in his career and while still a student in the 1970’s he worked with Jospeh Beuys, John Cage, and later with Roy Adzak in Paris. He has received major awards and international media coverage including in-depth media coverage on BBC World News.