Continues to 14th December 2019 Drawn from the art collection at National Museums NI, the Troubles Art touring exhibition provides a broad representation of responses to the
Continues to 14th December 2019
Drawn from the art collection at National Museums NI, the Troubles Art touring exhibition provides a broad representation of responses to the Troubles by a range of artists from Northern Ireland and beyond.
Comprising of over 24 works, including paintings, drawings and photographs, from renowned artists such as Jack Pakenham, Rita Duffy and Joseph McWilliams, it explores a broad range of themes, which are universal to conflict – such as suffering and loss, violence and destruction, imprisonment, sectarianism, traditions, territory, and life in the midst of turmoil.
The exhibition features National Museums NI’s most recent acquisitions, including a series of images from acclaimed Magnum photographer, Donovan Wylie. Maze Demolition Series [Diptych], 2007 is Wylie’s record of the physical structure of the Maze prison over a six-year period, during its closure and eventual demolition. Other newly acquired works include Gladys Maccabe’s Funeral of Victim, 1969.
The Troubles Art touring exhibition is part of the Making the Future project, a cross-border cultural heritage programme funded through the PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). For more information visit www.makingthefuture.eu.
Within this exhibition, visitors can look at material relating to recent history and explore conflict and politics in Northern Ireland from the museum’s collections and individuals. On display is recent paperwork, photographs and artefacts relating to the troubled history of Northern Ireland, with particular reference to Co. Fermanagh.
Normal Admission rates apply.
The Security Barrier (1983). Rita Duffy. BELUM.U2012.3.396. © By courtesy of the artist
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