Video: Art of the Troubles at Ulster Museum
Watch video from the Ulster Museum as a major retrospective of work by 50 artists goes on display
Art of the Troubles is a major new retrospective exhibition at the Ulster Museum. It brings together the work of 50 artists from Northern Ireland – including, Joe McWilliams, Willie Doherty, FE McWilliam, Rita Duffy, Paul Seawright, Jack Pakenham, Micheal Farrell and Richard Hamilton – and runs until September 7.
The exhibition features a broad representation of artists’ responses to the Troubles, and comprises 60 works – paintings, drawings, photographs, videos and sculpture. It explores a broad range of themes, including violence and destruction, suffering and loss, traditions and life in the midst of turmoil.
The exhibition was developed in partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery, who have developed an impressive collection of Northern Irish art, and also includes many works from the collections of National Museums Northern Ireland and the recently gifted Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection.
Also incorporated are loans from the Imperial War Museum’s Northern Ireland Collection, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, as well as works from private collections and artists themselves.
Art of the Troubles will be supported by a public programme, which will allow various themes reflected in the exhibition to be explored. Activity will include lectures, tours, workshops, film screenings and a conference in association with the Institute of British and Irish Studies from University College Dublin.
Art of the Troubles runs in the Ulster Museum, Belfast until September 7.