Willie Doherty

Willie is a visiting professor at Ulster University. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1994 and 2003 and has exhibited at Biennales and Museums globally. His research explores borders, both real and imagined, and the relationship between landscape and memory. Visit here for more on Willie’s art practice and 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

Frank Ferguson in conversation with Elinor Davies, James Ward and Carolann North

Frank Ferguson talks with Elinor Davies, James Ward and Carolann North about their written work covering subjects ranging from domestic experiences of ‘The Troubles’ to immigrant communities, afrofuturism and the future of Northern Ireland.

Ulster University

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

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UC acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where the Bruce campus is situated.

We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of Canberra and the region.

We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose lands we gather.