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Art of the Troubles

Time/Date - 10:00 - 17:00, Friday 11 April 2014 - Sunday 7 September 2014

Opens Friday 11th April - Sunday 7th September 2014
This major new exhibition brings together the work of 50 artists from Northern Ireland and beyond including Joe McWilliams, Willie Doherty, FE McWilliam, Rita Duffy, Paul Seawright, Jack Pakenham, Micheal Farrell and Richard Hamilton. The exhibition features a broad representation of artists’ responses to the Troubles.
Art of the Troubles offers avenues for exploring the way in which the Troubles have been viewed by a range of artists and for reflecting on the manifestations and impact of violence and division in our society.
The exhibition comprises 60 works, including 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 has been developed in partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and 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.
A range of online resources will be created both to supplement the exhibition. These will include filmed interviews with a number of the artists, a digital record of the exhibition and images of other works by the artists represented in the exhibition. An online publication relating to the conference will also be produced.

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Booking Information
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Artists on Film

As part of the exhibition the Ulster Museum has been filming artists talking about reacting to the Troubles in their work. This is an on-going project that coincides with the Troubles Art archive, which will develop over the course of the exhibition. The archive will contain more information on the artists in Art of the Troubles and information on the wider collection in relation to the subject, including items recently gifted from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.  

More artist interviews will be available to view over the coming months, please click on the artist names below to watch them:

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