Ireland Versus Israel – Bill Drummond


Author: Bill Drummond, Raymond Watson

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Penkiln Burn

Published: 2017

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A note:

Ireland versus Israel was made in conjunction of the exhibition Nothing But Longing at Void, which featured the same 21 artists featured in the publication. The associated press release, written in 2017, states:

Void would like to make clear that ‘Nothing But Longing’ is not supported by funding from the Israeli State and that all the artists in the exhibition condemn the occupation of Palestine by Israel.



The title of the book exists for two reasons.

One: To get the casual bookshop browser to pick up the book, turn it over and read the words on the back cover thereby clinching a sale.

Two: To signify the contents of the book

It will take you to buy and read this book to judge whether the title of this book achieves the second of these tactics
Raymond Watson instigated the book.
Raymond Watson is an artist from Ireland.
Raymond Watson was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). While serving a long sentence in the Maze Prison, he was on the ‘Blanket Protest’ – or as defined by Thatcher, the ‘dirty protest’. He is also author of the book The Cell Was My Canvas

The book contains twenty interviews with twenty-one artists.
Raymond Watson conducted the twenty interviews.

Sagit Mezamer is an Israeli artist
Sagit Mezamer selected all of the twenty-one artists.
The twenty-one artists came from Israel.
All twenty-one of the artists completed a residency in The Curfew Tower, Cushendall, County Antrim, Ireland, during 2015 and 2016.

The Curfew Tower is an artist’s residency instigated by Bill Drummond
The book is edited by Bill Drummond.
The book also contains four questions set by Raymond Watson, which were answered by Bill Drummond.

Additional information

Weight1 g
Dimensions20.5 × 13.5 × 2 cm