The second Exchange Forum for the Art for Reconciliation project, held on line of 15 September 2020, explored the affordances of artistic strategies for peacebuilding. This breakout session, chaired by Alex Coupe, University of Liverpool, explores the complex ways audiences or participants appropria...
The second Exchange Forum for the Art for Reconciliation project explored the affordances of artistic strategies for peacebuilding. This breakout session, chaired by Tori Durrer, University College Dublin looks at the way artists negoiate the practical pressures of working in art for reconciliation...
Analysing some of the immediate responses to the lockdown crisis suggests two possible and very different long term effects: either a re-enforcement or a re-evaluation of weaknesses in current arts, policy funding regimes and business models.
Analysis of the interviews has made clear the need to develop greater coherence between the intentions of funders and the experiences of artists in the sector.
What may at first seem like a false dichotomy, may well reveal a fundamental flaw in many current practices.
Photographs appear as representations of reality but can never be truly reliable witnesses. Indeed, as Colin Graham argues: ‘it is the incapacity of photography to provide a detailed inventory of the past or to prove anything’ that makes it such a powerful art form – ‘that makes it worth looking at’ (Graham 2014, p. 19).
Examining the funding of 'Art for Reconciliation': challenges and possibilities. Presented to delegates attending the first Exchange Forum at The Brian Friel Theatre, Queens’ University Belfast, 8 June 2019.
A Question of Design: Understanding the impact of art on reconciliation in post-conflict societies. A case study from Northern Ireland.
Interpreting the goals of Art for Reconciliation The Brian Friel Theatre in the Queens Film Theatre University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN
Presented to Research Advisory Committee at The Golden Thread gallery 24 Feb 2020.