The Belfast Telegraph is reporting a new exhibition at Belfast’s Golden Thread Gallery called “Tears in the Rain” curated by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir. This exhibition “concentrates on the role art plays in keeping hope alive through the darkest of times and conveying a sense of a shared humanity”
The exhibition at the Arts Council and Belfast City Council funded gallery will include the painting “Silver Liberties” by conceptualist artist Conrad Atkinson which was banned from the Ulster Museum in 1978, when apparently, Protestant workers took exception to it as a republican banner (see Belfast Telegraph web site here for picture of painting). The painting’s status as “art” may make it exempt from the legal requirements to provide a neutral working environment. Not that anyone could take exception to portraits of people killed during the Troubles in a work place… unless they are of people killed at Enniskillen war memorial.
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