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The Northern Ireland Collection: Fresh Perspectives

Posted November 15, 2008 12:00 am by admin under Exhibition

Fresh perspectives considers the role of visual artists in presenting Northern Ireland’s contested past and future.

15 November 2008 - 5 June 2010

Graffiti, Ballysillan Estate, Belfast by Paul Graham

Graffiti, Ballysillan Estate, Belfast by Paul Graham 1987, copyright the artist, Purchased with assistance from MGC / V&A purchase Grant fund, ACGB and the CAS 1994.

2008 marked a decade since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. After 30 years of bloody violence, this milestone covenant gave Northern Ireland’s divided society fresh hope for a peaceful future.

This exhibition considers the role of visual artists in presenting Northern Ireland’s contested past and future. Highlights and previously unseen works from Wolverhampton’s Northern Ireland Collection are shown alongside borrowed exhibits that offer fresh perspectives on the history of the conflict and its resolution.

Recent grant aid provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Collecting Culture scheme has enabled the Gallery to expand the remit of the collection with work relating to the theme ‘Peace and Reconciliation’.

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A full catalogue of works from Wolverhampton’s Northern Ireland Collection is available at £7.95 (usual price £12.95).

A special education package is now available, priced £9.99.

Both can be purchased from the Gallery shop.

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