The Art and Conflict research theme embraces world-leading research that makes links between specific conflicts and transferrable research outcomes.
Documentation, fieldwork-based research and art practice publication across a variety of media including photography, film and fine art.
Researchers work with community groups, government, those affected by the troubles, museums and other organisations applying art practice to conflict situations nationally and internationally.
Building upon long-term individual collaborations (over 20 years) with the National Museums for Northern Ireland (NMNI), the Art & Design Research Unit has led discussions on behalf of Ulster, with NMNI’s recently appointed Director of Research (2018) leading to a formal Collaborative Agreement between NMNI, QUB and Ulster.
This enables Research Collaboration on projects and PhD topics, Student Placements across the Arts & Humanities, Public Engagement and sharing of faculties, training and resources enriching both institutional environments.
We have had continued engagement with exhibitions, permanent collections, book launches, PhD visits and seminars.