A page to curate responses to the ‘Belonging’ project.

Videos

Seonaid Murray: “I loved the ‘Belonging’ video! When I think of ‘belonging’, I think of the sea, where I grew up in Co. Down. I had a listen through to the tunes you were playing and here is my response. I went to the beach near my parents’ house in Donaghadee to record this with help from my parents, Patricia and Murdo”

Visual Arts

Anushiya’s response

“In my response to your Belfast – Kolkata online music project, I think of my own love of light, the layering of colours, shapes and the importance of culture. Belonging for me is my collection of everything and anything …”

Originally from Sri Lanka, Anushiya Sundaralingam now lives and works in Belfast. Since graduating from the University of Ulster, in 1998 with her BA Hons in Fine and Applied Arts, Anushiya has been a full-time Artist and Arts facilitator and she has established a strong reputation for her work, which includes exhibitions, commissions, and community work. Her work is represented in many private and public collections.

“My work is influenced by the notion of ‘self’, the challenges of identity and the nature of belonging. When my surroundings change, through displacement, whether by choice or not, I respond and adapt. I work with a range of subject matter, themes and media to  convey my sense of the complexities of people, place and conflict. My work continues to be influenced by my past and my present.” Visit Anushiya’s website.