Drawn from the Ulster Museum, National Museums Northern Ireland art collection, this exhibition provides a broad representation of responses to the Troubles by a range of artists from Northern Ireland and beyond. The subjects, themes and meanings of the works are diverse and offer the perspectives of the artists themselves.
Some works are direct responses to violence inflicted on innocent victims. Some are shaped by the social and political outlook of the artists. Others capture visual aspects of conflict and division. Together they evoke a variety of experiences and emotions and reflect on the causes, impact and complexity of the Troubles.
The exhibition explores a 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 unique perspectives of artists themselves offer opportunities to consider the Troubles and their effects in ways other than through history and politics.
In partnership with National Museums NI.
Image: BELUM.P2438 | Woman in Bomb Blast | 1974/1 (1974) | McWilliam, F.E. 1909-1992 | © F.E. McWilliam Estate | Collection Ulster Museum