Rita Duffy is artist in residence at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Institute for spring 2020. Born in Belfast, she is one of Northern Ireland's groundbreaking artists who began her work concentrating primarily on the figurative/narrative tradition. Her art is often autobiographical, including themes and images of Irish identity, history and politics. Rita Duffy’s work has grown and evolved but remains intensely personal with overtones of the surreal. Homage is paid to the language of magic realism and always there is exquisite crafting of materials. She has initiated several major collaborative art projects and was made an Honorary Member of the R.S.U.A. for her developmental work within the built environment. She is an associate at the Goldsmiths College, London and is currently working on an artistic exchange with Argentina and N. Ireland, looking at the role art has in post-conflict societies. She was elected to Aosdana in 2017.
- Trying to learn. Trying to do better: statement of solidarity against racism
- The Emperor’s New Clothes’ New series of Drawings
- Fellow in Focus with TLRH Artist in Residence Rita Duffy - Watch it back
- Rethinking Democracy | The Everyday - Listen back
- COVID-19 Crisis Blog: Art in a Time of Pandemic Jogging in Lipstick
- The Raft Project (2020)