Healing Through Remembering Exhibition
The ‘Everyday Objects Transformed by the Conflict’ project and exhibition brings together many views and experiences of the recent conflict in and about Northern Ireland. The exhibition – of images, objects and short film clips - reveals both unique and everyday stories through a range of loaned objects and their accompanying labels, all written in the words of those who own them.
This exhibition is currently closed. Check the website www.healingthroughremembering.org for more details.
The ‘Everyday Objects Transformed by the Conflict’ project and exhibition brings together many views and experiences of the recent conflict in and about Northern Ireland.
The exhibition does not aim to agree on one single version of history but instead lets people from various backgrounds speak for themselves. Images such as a bin lid used as a street communication tool in nationalist areas, a bullet-proof clipboard used by the security forces, as well as a matchbox with a well-known unionist slogan ‘Ulster says No’ printed on its cover are examples of the range of diverse objects in the exhibition.
The stories behind these objects not only offer a glimpse into the everyday lives and memories of individuals, communities and organisations, they also help visitors explore the nature, causes and effects of conflict.
Exhibition objects and their labels reveal stories of resistance, peace, anxiety, loss, violence, humour, commemoration and hope. The exhibition invites visitors to view the ‘everyday’ experience of the conflict rather than just the significant events. It also helps those who remember the conflict to explore their own experiences and to understand and appreciate different beliefs and perspectives of the conflict.
Directions to Healing Through Remembering Exhibition
From Belfast City Hall 1. Head west on Donegall Square North towards Wellington Place 2. Continue along Wellington Place for 0.1 miles 3. Turn right onto Queen St 4. Exhibition is located beside Browns Bruncherie opposite the old Athletic Stores building