Paul Seawright in conversation with Colin DavidsonEvents
About The Event
As part of the Belfast International Arts Festival, Belfast Exposed invites you to 'Paul Seawright in conversation with Colin Davidson' as they discuss Paul's project, 'Beasts of Burden' on display in Gallery 1 from 7th October till 18th December.
Colin Davidson is the Chancellor of Ulster University and a contemporary artist having a focus on grand scale portraits. Davidson’s portrait sitters have included Brad Pitt, Ed Sheeran, Liam Neeson, Brian Friel, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Christy Moore, Dame Mary Peters, Gary Lightbody, Marketa Irglova, Glen Hansard, Mark Knopfler and Seamus Heaney.
Due to Covid restrictions numbers are restricted to 20. If you are unable to make this event, this Talk will be recorded and posted online.
“We are privileged that Paul Seawright has decided to share his recent work on the reconciliation within Rwanda with Belfast Exposed. Following the shocking genocide in Rwanda, the government’s creative Cow for Peace programme, created to bring its broken communities together, is one that can inspire communities across the world.” – Deirdre Robb, Chief Executive. Belfast Exposed
Belfast Exposed presents 'Beasts of Burden’ where Paul Seawright turns his attention to Rwanda. In the Rwandan genocide of 1994, members of the Hutu ethnic majority murdered an estimated one million people, mostly of the Tutsi minority in just 100 days. 25 years later a distinctive project, “Cows for Peace”, pairs perpetrators with their victims. Seawright’s images examine what is invisible within this space: the tension of the place but also the delicate nature of the caretakers when working with these animals.