Episode 26 : The Glebe House & Gallery
Glebe House, the home for nearly thirty years of the renowned artist Derek Hill, is situated on rising ground, beside Lough Gartan, east of Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal. Originally known as St Columb’s, the 1828 Regency-style house is decorated with William Morris textiles, and collections of Islamic and Japanese art, as well as 300 works by leading twentieth-century artists such as Picasso and Kokoshka. The house and gardens are displayed in an informal manner, as though Derek Hill was still in residence.
Adrian Kelly is the curator and he told us about the history of the house, Derek Hill, his work and his collection. He also introduced us to the Derry artist Locky Morris who was preparing an exhibition which runs until November.