Hear my Voice, a cinematic tribute to those who suffered loss as a result of the Northern Irish conflict known as The Troubles, (1968–1998), was screened at the Core Club in New York on November 26. The film is based on artist Colin Davidson’s exhibition of portrait paintings, Silent Testimony, exploring the common humanity of the survivors of conflict as their stories unfold … [Read more...] about Silent Testimony
Five upcoming or ongoing events to watch out for if you're in the area ℘℘℘ Ireland’s Poet-Patriots: A Musical History Ireland’s Poet-Patriots: A Musical History, which premiered last year in San Francisco to correspond with the centenary of the 1916 Rising, is coming to Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral on October 12. The one-night performance will illuminate 140 years … [Read more...] about Coming Up: Extraordinary Events in Irish America
Belfast-born artist Colin Davidson’s new exhibition, Jerusalem, comprising 12 large-scale portraits of individuals who live and work in the storied, multi-faceted titular city, was unveiled at the 92nd Street Y in New York in September. Co-conceived by Oliver Sears, the exhibition was first displayed in London to great acclaim. In Jerusalem, the theme of common humanity is the … [Read more...] about From Northern Ireland’s “Silent Testimony” to “Jerusalem”
The Final Pass
By John James Reid
She held the ball for two and a half weeks,
unable to move, unwanting to pass.
Each breath, each save, knowing,
the game was almost over.
Her players, watching their Goalkeeper
In her final attempt to save herself.
Weakened, withered, wasted,
against a powerful pneumonic team.
White referees blowing warning whistles,
her players urging … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment:
A new series of portrait paintings by Colin Davidson captures the suffering and loss that marked the lives of ordinary people and their families during the period known as the Troubles in his Native Northern Ireland. ℘℘℘ Colin Davidson, 48, is known for his striking large-scale portraits of celebrities such as Brad Pitt (which hangs in the Smithsonian), Liam Neeson, and other … [Read more...] about Silent Testimony