Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Event Details

The current Conflict Textiles installation on display at the Ulster Museum challenges us to
broaden our perception of traditional dove imagery. (Photo: Karen Logan)

The current Conflict Textiles installation on display at the Ulster Museum challenges us to broaden our perception of traditional dove imagery. (Photo: Karen Logan)

 

Permanent rotating exhibition:The Troubles and Beyond
Description: The history of Northern Ireland from the late 1960s onwards has been dominated by the civil and political conflict commonly referred to as ‘the Troubles’. The traumatic events of the years after 1968 touched almost everyone who lived here and many others from further afield. Inevitably, the interpretation of these events is contested in terms of their significance, meaning, and responsibility. While we have a shared past, we do not have a shared memory.

"The Troubles and Beyond" exhibition at the Ulster Museum seeks to provide a platform for conversation and debate about our recent past. It explores politics and conflict and the impact of both on everyday life, people and communities. It also examines the important social, economic, and cultural changes that were taking place here and around the world. It powerfully examines our recent past through a remarkable range of objects reflecting diverse perspectives and experiences.

Textiles from the international Conflict Textiles collection occupy a permanent corner in this exhibition and are rotated on an annual basis. This collaboration commenced with an Arpillera Doll Making Workshop in 2017 and has since led to the creative exchange of objects and ideas.

In this three-piece display, the deconstructed, unorthodox dove symbol dominates across wall hanging, painting and arpillera. It challenges us to broaden our perception of traditional dove imagery.

Details of the inaugural and subsequent exhibitions are available at The Troubles and Beyond 30 March 2018 – 30 March 2019.
Commissioned by: Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date(s): 20th December 2021 - 28th June 2022
Venue: Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Curator: Karen Logan
Facilitator: Roberta Bacic and Karen Logan
Outcome:




Documents: • List of textiles and display image, Sept 2021 - view
• Narrative text for installation, Dec. 2021 - view
 




Textiles Displayed:Peace Dove
Fulmar
Mujer Paloma / Dove Woman