'COLLATERAL LIVES' 1st event of Fion Gunn's Residency at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool
Date: Wednesday 15 June 2022 from 7pm-8.30pm
Venue: TR4, Building 502 Teaching Hub, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GR (map below)
This is the first event in Gunn’s year-long residency with Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies which launched on the 31st of March 2022 at Victoria Gallery & Museum.
Fion will present her film ‘Child of our Time’ – a tribute to Eavan Boland and display some mixed media artworks which address the experience of women at times of war and its aftermath – the collateral lives of collateral victims.
Describing the impact of Boland’s writing on her own work Fion Gunn remarked “Eavan Boland, was an inspirational and under-recognised Irish poet. I first read her poem 'Child of our Time' as a 15 year old, after the terrible bombing in Dublin in which three babies were killed. It has stayed with me ever since.”
Fion will explore different perspectives of war and conflict, as an artist, a curator, childhood experience and the legacy of family.
The audience is warmly invited to join the conversation.