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.
In conversation with Dr Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, Gunn 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.
Gunn and Benjamin, currently visiting professor at University of Liverpool, will explore their many touchpoints and their shared commitment to advocate for meaningful public engagement.
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.”
On 9 June 2022 from 7pm-8.30pm at TR4, Building 502 Teaching Hub, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GR (map attached)
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.
Free tickets available on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/349928915807/
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