ATAI ex Vice President Gemma Tierney appears in the Irish Times

Learning through art, for life’s sake

an article by Loise Holden

Education People: Teacher Gemma Tierney gives art lessons with a difference using Amnesty International’s art programme for schools, Voice Our Concern


The series Sectarian Murders by the Belfast photographer Paul Seawright, in 1988, placed news reports of violent events during the Troubles next to photographs of the sites of each killing. Because the news snippets don’t identify the religion of the victims, and the scenes portrayed don’t feature security forces, broken glass or riots, there’s a banality to these streets, parks and playgrounds that serves to amplify the senselessness of the violence and the waste of life.

To read more, follow this link to the Irish Times - Learning through art, for life's sake