The Palestinian PAintings: Zohar

Friday May 20, 2022
- Monday June 27, 2022
Soldiers by Zohar
Show Date & Time:
May 20, 2022, 9:30am
June 27, 2022, 3:30pm
Offical Opening:
Opening Times & Special Info:
9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday

The Palestinian Paintings, a series of work started in 2017 tackle the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. Belonging to and growing up in Israel afforded Zohar an informed position to witness the 1967 Six Day War and subsequent occupation of territories and the ongoing and increasing displacement of Palestinian citizens.

Witnessing the chaos of brutality inflicted on a civilian population by an ever more confident and belligerent military power caused him to engage with organisations and movements attempting to halt such as inhumanity and persecution.

Born in Kazakhstan in 1945, Zohar is a classically trained painter, and an alumnus of the Belzalel Academy in Jerusalem. In a formal and pictorial sense, his paintings reference, for example, 17th century Dutch painting yet gain contemporary currency through their being a vehicle to consider and  examine 21st century cultural, societal, and political positions. He has lived and worked in London since 1987.

Zohar’s painting practice has been predominantly concerned with the human figure and has included a number of high-profile portrait commissions including Diana Spencer (1990), the group portrait The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, (2006) and Lord Browne of Belmont, (2007).

The Palestinian paintings are born of an anger and frustration to the continued and ongoing fear, humiliation common fear, humiliation, horror and brutalism experienced by ordinary Palestinians on a daily, regular, recurring and current basis.

Ultimately Zohar left Israel, dissociating himself with the actions and trajectory of that state.

Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Join Our
Mailing List

Stay up to date with all our latest news, events, special offers and more.

Become A

Did you know that An Grianán is a registered charity? help support our work by making a donation.


Detail of artwork called "Blessing the forced removal" by Katie Hassett
June 4
- June 27, 2024
Presented as part of the Lasta Young Curators Festival
Oil painting of a Donegal coastal scene by artist Brian Scampton. Stormy waves crash against rocks.
March 15
- April 19, 2024
Artist Brian Scampton specializes in painting mostly coastal landscapes of the remote stretches of Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula
A detail from a landscape painting depicting some trees in front of a lake. Mountains are visible in the background. It is painted in expressionist style using heavy impasto oil paint.
November 10
- December 22, 2023
A series of oil paintings of Donegal landscapes painted across the seasons of year by local artist Audrey Henry

How To Book


We are now using electronic tickets. When you book you will now get a link to an electronic ticket. This can be presented on your phone for scanning on arrival at the venue. Alternately you can choose to download and print your ticket at home. Just be sure to have the QR code clearly visible for scanning.



Our box office is now currently open for in person and phone enquiries from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Our cafe has now reopened for indoor and outdoor dining. Opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.


You can book online for most of our events. Just click on the Book Online link for your chosen event and follow the instructions.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

All our online bookings are powered by our partner organisation Ticketsolve.


By Phone

VISA, Mastercard and Laser cards are accepted. Normal box office hours apply. Please direct all calls regarding ticket booking to our box office on 074 912 0777 (dial 1 for box office).

All other queries including info on venue hire, tech specs, etc., should be directed to our admin office on 074 9120777 (dial 2 for admin). Please note the admin office cannot take ticket bookings.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


In Person

Call in to our Box Office during opening hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

On days we have an evening show the box office will be open from 6pm to 8pm.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays unless there is a show in which case the box office will be open for two hours before the performance.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


Tickets cannot be refunded.

Tickets may be exchanged for a credit voucher (minus the cost of any booking fees).

Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the performance and within box office opening hours. If you have already collected your tickets you MUST return the tickets to us before you can exchange them.

Credit vouchers remain valid for one year from date of issue.


Terms & Conditions

  • The management reserve the right to refuse admission and to alter the cast of a production due to unforseen circumstances.
  • For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Cameras or recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • NB: Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off during performances.

Seating Plan