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Alice Berger Hammerschlag in Belfast: Re-Drawing Boundaries

Dickon Hall will deliver a lecture on Alice Berger Hammerschlag (1917-1969) the Austrian born abstract artist who found her home in Belfast.

- , Sun 15 Apr 2018

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Alice Berger Hammerschlag was born in Vienna in 1917. She arrived in Belfast in 1938, as a refugee from Nazi persecution, on a Government Permit as a graphic designer and illustrator. She designed sets for the Lyric Theatre as well as exhibiting widely as an abstract painter.

Her name lives on today in the Alice Berger Hammerschlag Trust, an award set up for artists by her friends following her death in 1969.

This talk will explore her work in detail, taking focus on the work in the Ulster Museum collection.

February 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act which marks the first milestone in the journey of women’s suffrage, the right to vote in political elections.

To mark the year National Museums NI will be highlighting the women in our collections through exhibitions and events.

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