Colin Davidson

Colin is an artist and Chancellor, Ulster University. Since 2010 his focus has been on painting grand scale portraits which have won widespread recognition and many international awards. His sitters have included HM Queen Elizabeth II, Angela Merkel, Brad Pitt, Ed Sheeran and Seamus Heaney to name a few. His exhibition; Silent Testimony, reveals the stories of eighteen people who are connected by their individual experiences of loss through ‘The Troubles.’ Visit here for more on Colin’s art practice.

selected highlights

Sarah Travers in Conversation with Performance Artists

Some of Northern Ireland’s leading performance artists since the 1970s discuss the role of the artist in conflicted public spaces, navigating subjects including violence against women, political conflict, clerical sexual abuse and our relationship with power.

Ulster University

Paul Moore in Conversation with Ara Devine

Paul Moore talks with filmmaker Ara Devine about the subjects within and the process behind the making of his award-winning short film ‘TURF’ – exploring the experience of life on the border in Ireland and the brief encounter between one man who lives there and a displaced Syrian refugee.

Watch TURF – A Short Film by Ara Devine.

Ulster University

Difficult Stories: Creativity, Curation, Culture

Ursula K. Frederick in conversation with Steve Brown, Ashley Harrison, Wendy Somerville, Bethaney Turner

University of Canberra

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