15 November 2008 - 5 June 2010
Victor Sloan's work installed at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, England
2008 marks 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’.
Look out for a set of works by Irish sculptor F. E. McWilliam, Irish visual artist Victor Sloan, and British artist Richard Hamilton. These artists offer fresh perspectives on the period of conflict from the 1970s through to the 1980s.
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.
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