Art Day at Seamus Heaney HomePlace Featuring Rita Duffy
On Thursday 12th October HomePlace welcomed Belfast-born artist Rita Duffy, well-renowned for her large-scale artworks which hold a mirror up to current state of world affairs.
During the Art Day, GCSE and A-Level art students from nine different schools toured the exhibition at HomePlace and attended a talk given by Rita Duffy in The Helicon.
Brid McGuinness, Education Officer at Seamus Heaney HomePlace explains, “The Education Programme at Seamus Heaney HomePlace aims to inspire students of all ages through exploration of the arts. Each year we host schools from across Northern Ireland and over the border for GCSE, A Level and Leaving Certificate English Literature lectures. We are grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for funding which enabled us to expand on our core education programme and hold this worthwhile event with Rita Duffy for Art students.”
A graduate in Fine Art from University of Ulster, Rita Duffy has worked as an artist in residence at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland and Trinity College Dublin, as well as further afield in France, Belgium and the USA. Her work is regularly exhibited internationally.