Ekphrasis: Writing & Art
Our Ekphrasis projects build on the long history of dialogue between writers and artists in Belfast, and reflect the interdisciplinary research interests at the Seamus Heaney Centre.
Every year we collaborate with the Ulster Museum and their curators on a series of seminars and live events, and publish a pamphlet of new poems written by our students in response to artworks from the Museum's collection. These poems remain connected to the artwork through inclusion in their permanent collection files.
Besides the annual collaboration with the Ulster Museum, many of our staff and students are involved in the visual arts through art criticism, curatorial work, and individual art practices.
Colin Middleton and John Lavery (2023/24)
Art & Writing: with Stuart Cumberland & Jake Hawkey
Poet and PhD candidate Jake Hawkey talks with painter Stuart Cumberland, finding common ground in their research and creative practices.