Troubles Art Lunchtime Talk: Rita Duffy
Rita Duffy will discuss her work and artistic practice at this free lunchtime talk at Nerve Visual Gallery, Ebrington.
Registration is advised. For more information and to register, email: bSAhIGhhbWlsbCB8IG5lcnZlY2VudHJlICEgb3Jn or tel: 028 7126 0562.
About the artist:
Rita Duffy received her MA in Fine Art at the Ulster University in 1986. Her work, in which she uses a range of media, is often autobiographical and addresses subjects relating to Irish identity, history and politics. She has also commented that ‘women’s issues and feminism seem obvious and important concerns for me as an artist’.
In her piece 'Security Barrier', the dome of Belfast’s City Hall looms over a familiar sight during the Troubles. For a period of time, a series of security gates formed a ‘ring of steel’ around the city centre. People entering this zone were subjected to body searches and their belongings were checked. The work references themes of control, security and a siege mentality
Image credit: © by courtesy of the artist, Rita Duffy
The Troubles Art exhibition forms a part of Making the Future, a major new cultural heritage project, supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV programme that will explore the legacy of the past and create a vision for future change.
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