Portrait of Northern Ireland: neither an elegy nor a manifesto

O'Boyle, L. (Organiser)

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Description

Portrait of Northern Ireland: neither an elegy nor a manifesto is a survey of art from Northern Ireland from the 1920s to the present day. It is funded by the Northern Ireland Office and is being held as a consequence of the centenary. It is not merely an illustrated history or a celebration of Northern Ireland, the exhibition will be put together with integrity and will provide a high-profile platform for visual artists from this part of Ireland. Integral to this exhibition is work by current and recent graduates from the BA and MFA programmes in Belfast School of Art to showcase the future as well as the past.

This will be an overview of the key artists, collections and collectors who have emerged from the north of Ireland and whose work responds to the experiences, both particular and universal, of the people who have lived here. The curators of the show are Shan McAnena and Emma Lawthers, assisted by the advisory panel which includes Louise O'Boyle (Belfast School of Art), Hugh Mulholland (the MAC), Peter Richards (Golden Thread Gallery), and Suzanne Lyle (ACNI).

Performances by leading artists will feature as part of the exhibition and there will be a talks series, an education programme and a well-resourced website. The show will open at the Golden Thread Gallery (12th October to 4th November) and will be included in the Belfast International Festival programme.
Period9 Oct 20214 Nov 2021
Event typeExhibition
LocationBelfast, Northern Ireland
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Art & Design
  • Art history
  • Art education
  • exhibition
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland centenary
  • Belfast
  • School of Art
  • N.I Context
  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Narrative
  • collection
  • collectors
  • activism
  • dealing with the past
  • Educators
  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Identity
  • identities
  • immigration
  • Impact
  • Inclusion
  • inclusivity
  • Installation
  • justice
  • John Berger
  • John Hewitt
  • John Hewitt Society
  • Landscape
  • Landforms
  • LBGTQ
  • Legacy
  • maps
  • narrative
  • National collaboration
  • Objects of Grief
  • painting
  • pain
  • pandemic
  • panel discussion
  • Participation
  • participatory research
  • partition, Northern Ireland
  • partnership
  • Patronage
  • Peace
  • Queer Theory
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Realism
  • Realistic
  • Reconciliation
  • scholarship
  • sculpture
  • Sectarianism
  • Security
  • Technology
  • textile art
  • Textile Art
  • Ulster University
  • undergraduate
  • Urban
  • urban research
  • urban research belfast
  • value
  • Victimisation
  • violence
  • Visual Art
  • Visual Culture
  • vulnerable populations
  • welfare reform
  • welfare rights
  • welfare state
  • wellbeing
  • Wellbeing
  • women
  • Women's History
  • women's rights
  • Women's rights
  • Women, Peace and Security
  • working class
  • working class communities
  • young people
  • youth
  • Youth and Community Work
  • practice
  • Practice Research
  • print making
  • pro-choice
  • pro-environmental behaviour change
  • mixed media
  • pedagogy
  • Peace and conflic
  • peace process
  • performance
  • Performance
  • Performance Art
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • inter-disciplinary
  • Inter-generational
  • Interdisciplinary
  • International
  • feminist geography
  • queer
  • conceptual
  • protest
  • manifesto
  • Typography
  • sexual abuse
  • sexual harrassment
  • Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Sexual reproductive health rights
  • sexuality and gender
  • Sexuality Studies
  • sexuality
  • Sexuality
  • photography
  • Photography
  • video
  • ecological education
  • drawing
  • storytelling
  • space
  • Space
  • abstract
  • boundaries
  • folklore
  • Celtic
  • mythology
  • history
  • memory
  • trauma
  • taboo
  • language