Troubles Art - Programme Of Events

02 August 2019

Troubles Art logo Troubles Art is a programme of events held at the Ulster Museum over August. It covers a series of films and artworks that reflect on the relationship between art and politics during the Troubles.

Admission is free.

Event Details

FILM The Trouble With Art

Thursday 8 August, 1pm

This short documentary feature from 1994 profiles the work of thirteen visual artists reflecting on the relationship between art and politics. Screening introduced by film makers DoubleBand Films.


ARTIST Gerry Gleason

Introduced by Peter Richards

Wednesday 14 August, 1pm

As a founding member of the Belfast Queen Street Studios, which operated in the city centre during the Troubles, much of Gleason’s art practice has played out against the backdrop of the conflict.


FILM It’s Not All Bombs

Thursday 15 August, 1pm

In this film from 1975, children from Belfast talk about their everyday lives, what terrifies them about the city, and the many things they find to enjoy in Northern Ireland’s capital.


FILM In The Name of God

Thursday 22 August, 1pm

In the Name of God is a short, experimental BBC film from 1972. It depicts the impact of conflict on everyday life in Belfast. The film’s style is gritty, authentic and observational.


FILM Lines of Fire

Thursday 29 August, 1pm

Lines of Fire is a powerful examination of poetry and conflict. It was first broadcast on BBC television in 2000 and includes contributions from Michael Longley, Paul Durcan, Seamus Heaney and Tom Paulin.


FILM The Venus de Milo Instead

Thursday 5 September, 1pm

The Venus de Milo Instead was written by Anne Devlin for BBCNI television in 1987. A gentle, funny and thought-provoking drama it explores issues of identity through the experiences of a Catholic teacher and her developing relationship with pupils at a largely Protestant school.

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