Everyday Objects Transformed by the Conflict
NEW VENUE: The exhibition moved to St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast on 3 September 2021.
The Cathedral charges an entry fee of £5 or £4 for students and OAPs to cover opening costs. Please check their website (https://www.belfastcathedral.org/) before visiting in case it is closed for private services.
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 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.
The exhibition does not aim to agree on one single version of history but instead lets people from various backgrounds speak for themselves. Objects 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 on loan for this 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.