Dominic Thorpe

Dominic is an Irish visual artist who works primarily through performance art in a range of processes and contexts. Much of his recent work addresses contemporary and historical human rights and institutional abuses and he is currently receiving a Vice-Chancellors Scholarship at the University of Ulster to undertake a practice based PhD researching performance art and representations of perpetrators. Visit here for more on Dominic’s academic profile.

selected highlights

The Launch

What role can the arts and creativity play in navigating unresolved concerns, ongoing debates and controversial questions for our communities?

This panel discussion opened the UC difficult conversations event featuring a conversa­tion between university leaders and artists from Canberra and Ulster.

University of Canberra

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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