Six days left to see Silent Testimony at the Ulster Museum
12th January 2016
An exhibition of portrait paintings by Colin Davidson which reveals the stories of eighteen people who are connected by their individual experiences of loss through the Troubles - concludes at the Ulster Museum on Sunday 17th January 2016.
Since 2010, Davidson has become internationally renowned for his series of large-scale portraits of actors, musicians, poets and writers. While painting these familiar faces, he became increasingly preoccupied, not with their celebrity, but more with their status as human beings. This continuing exploration of ‘common humanity’ is the foundation on which Silent Testimony rests.
Until now, the artist, who grew up in Belfast and studied art at the University of Ulster, has not responded overtly to what he witnessed or personally experienced during the Troubles. Silent Testimony is a powerful response which reflects on how the conflict has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on thousands of individuals - the injured, their families, the families of those who died and the wider community.
It is hoped the exhibition will travel. It is of great poignancy that it will travel to Paris and will open in the Centre Culturel Irlandais on the 29th January to the 6th March 2016.