Ekphrasis: Writing & Art
In collaboration with the Ulster Museum
Through a series of workshops and discussions, students develop new work in response to artworks from the Ulster Museum's Collection. They have exclusive access to collection files and expertise of the curatorial team at the Ulster Museum, as well as our creative writing staff. Their new work is published, and performed at special gallery tours twice a year alongside the artworks themselves.
This annual project builds on the long history of interdisciplinary dialogue between writers and artists in Belfast. The poems sit permanently in the corresponding collection file, contributing to the ongoing story of the artwork.
Changing Views: the artist as traveller
An exhibition explored with support from visiting Fulbright scholar Jenny Browne and SHC Fellow Vahni Capildeo.
Download the Changing Views Pamphlet
Focusing on a single exhibition, the pamphlet features poems by Bebe Ashley, Jess McKinney, Caitlin Phenix, John Reid, Noah Swinney, Grace Tower, and Milena Williamson. Discussion was led by Padraig Regan, and curator of art Anna Liesching, with special contribiutions by visiting Fulbright scholar Jenny Browne and SHC Fellow Vahni Capildeo.
Changing Views: Virtual Pamphlet Launch
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Privilege of Distance: Collection Highlights
With poems in response to a range of works from across the collection.
Poems by Bebe Ashley, J. Taylor Bell, Bart Breathnach, Supriya Dhaliwal, Erin Gannon, Aine McAllister, Mícheál McCann, Marcella Prince, Andrew Rahal, and Milena Williamson. Discussion was led by lecturer in Poetry Stephen Sexton, and curator of art Anna Liesching.
Download the POD Pamphlet here.
That All I'd Seen Would Be Left Untranslated
With poems in response to artworks from the Ulster Museum collection, commissioned by the Courtauld Institute of Art on the occasion of RES/Fest Belfast.
The first Ekphrasis Pamphlet published in collaboration with the Ulster Museum, was produced with the support of the Courtauld Institute of Art as part of their RES/Fest Belfast programme. RES/Fest Belfast coincided with the loan of the Courtauld's Female Nude, by Amedeo Modigliani to the Ulster Museum in October 2018.
With poems by Padraig Regan, Emma Must, Stephen Sexton, and Caitlin Newby.
Download the Ekphrasis1st Pamphlet here.