Press Releases

Hope University - Paul Doran press release 22nd September 2020
22 September 2020 / Article / Hope University Liverpool

2020 has given us a new perspective. We need hope

This month, Outreach Officer Maev McDaid met with Irish artist Paul Doran, who is enjoying great success with his contemporary abstract art exhibitions.

Zari Gallery - Paul Doran Virtual Tour June - September 2020
30 June - 7 September 2020 / Virtual Tour / Zari Gallery London

Permission to Hope - Virtual Tour

Experience the exhibition - hosted at Zari Gallery, London.

Zari Gallery - Paul Doran press release 22nd June 2020
22 June 2020 / Video / Zari Gallery London

Permission to Hope

Paul Doran has been described ‘as one of the best artistic talents that has come out of Belfast in years’. Doran’s work is his personal abstraction of contemporary life, painted on canvas. In this video, Paul talks about his exhibition - Permission to Hope, hosted at Zari Gallery, London.

Liverpool Hope University press release 2nd Febuary 2020
5 Febuary 2020 / Article / Hope University

Art degree puts alumnus on path to success

Since graduating in 2011, and completing an MA Creative Practice in 2015, Paul has seen his art take him to Africa, feature in the Financial Times, and launch his own busy practice in Belfast.

Paul Doran Artist YouTube Short Film - 1st November 2019
1 November 2019 / Video / Ryan Murphy

"Paul Doran Artist"

An experimental short film about an abstract artist from Belfast.

Muddy Stilettos press release 12th August 2019
12 August 2019 / Article / Muddy Stilettos

Rising Art Stars

A young artist from Belfast, Paul Doran’s work is very much intertwined with his upbringing and visits to the Ivory Coast.

Financial Times press release 30th November 2018
30 November 2018 / Article / Financial Times

Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize runner-up: The muralists keeping peace in Belfast’s no man’s land

Protestant Mark Ervine and his Catholic apprentice Paul Doran on a fragile peace ‘on the wall’.