This extensive visual presentation will cover a range of art projects made in Belfast over a 25 year period. The lecture is a visual artist’s journey, exploring themes of colonialism, war, identity and gender. The lecture will focus on two public art projects in particular the Thaw and Outposts. It will describe an individual creative response to trauma and violence, positioning art at the centre of our society as it continues to negotiate peace. Some images, sounds or other media used in the following presentation are subject to copyright restrictions that prevent them being shown. In order to provide a complete record of the conference, these items have been blurred or silenced. Should we obtain permission to use these images, sounds and other media in the future the films will be updated.