Monday February 17, 2020

Rita Duffy: boundaries of the heart

The work of artist Rita Duffy is both political and personal, centred on her experiences as she grew up in the heart of Belfast – and on her current life residing in Fermanagh with a studio on the other side of the border

9th February, 2020
Rita Duffy and The Raft at Trinity College. Picture: Stanislav Nikolov

Rita Duffy has never been a woman for tribal loyalties. Raised in a mostly Protestant part of Belfast during the Troubles, the artist saw life on both sides of the conflict as she walked over to the Falls Road every day to attend a Catholic grammar school. The city’s social boundaries seemed a little less rigid to her than many of her peers, although she identified as Irish.

It was a feeling of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Psychiatry: Susannah Cahalan reveals how the results of a famous study into psychiatric malpractice weren’t as clear cut as they initially appeared

Rory Kiberd | 1 day ago

Irish National Opera and Theatre Lovett production of Hansel and Gretel aims to introduce opera to a wider audience, but its rather fussy theatrical side detracts from the drama

Sara Keating | 1 day ago

Artist Alan Phelan pays homage to the Irish men who produced the first colour photograph with a new show at the RHA

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire | 1 day ago