Art opens up community imagination Peacebuilding and the Arts: An Imagine Belfast Festival discussion by Allan LEONARD 11 March 2015 As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival, the Northern Ireland Foundation and Forum for Cities in Transition hosted a discussion event, “Peacebuilding and the Arts”, which explored how art has progressed peace in Northern Ireland. … Continue reading Art opens up community imagination
“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us’”: High Sheriff of Belfast by Allan LEONARD 6 March 2015 At a launch event for a photography exhibition at Belfast City Hall, the High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Gareth McKee, told the audience not to see the migrant community in Northern Ireland with a ‘them and us’ … Continue reading “Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us’”: High Sheriff of Belfast
To mark its 30th anniversary, Belfast Exposed has organised an extensive exhibition of photographic work, displayed both at its premises on Donegall Street as well as at The MAC. The exhibition -- Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography -- "focuses on the growth of new, fine art documentary practices, more often produced for the gallery … Continue reading Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography. Discuss.
As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, Stratagem hosted a political drama film and discussion event at The MAC. Stratagem Director, Quintin Oliver, explained how he was motivated by a gift request from his son for a box set of the West Wing series. "He said it would be educational. I realised it was as … Continue reading Political Drama – What Drama?
Another art exhibition review in less than a week. This isn't my day job, honest. After a work related meetup at the MAC Belfast, I toured the Andy Warhol exhibition. This was my first time at the MAC, so I was inspecting the venue, too. I'm excited that Belfast has at long last a contemporary … Continue reading Review – Andy WARHOL @TheMACBelfast
As coincidence would have it, I was in Derry/Londonderry for a set of meetings and decided to stay on for an early evening launch event of the 2012 Foto Foyle programme of photo exhibitions. Inside The Playhouse was a display of a new body of work by Christof Pluemacher, "one of Germany's foremost photographic artists". … Continue reading Foto Foyle 2012 Exhibitions
Belfast Exposed has on display an exhibition by Taryn Simon. Entitled Contraband, to view is a sampling of 1,075 photographs of items detained or seized from passengers (and express mail) entering the United States. The Belfast Exposed exhibition is in the main gallery, with a weekly lunchtime talk every Wednesday. I caught the last talk; … Continue reading Contraband at Belfast Exposed
Dr Gordon Gillespie, who is a researcher at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast, gave a presentation on "Graphic Portrayals: Northern Ireland, Graphic Novels and the Peace Process", at the Linen Hall Library. Gordon started with a clarification that he was going to talk about graphic novels/comic books, not cartoons, and material … Continue reading Graphic portrayals – Northern Ireland, graphic novels and the peace process
As part of its 2010 Summer School, Community Dialogue (www.communitydialogue.org) hosted an exhibition of international cartoonists' contributions to The Parents Circle - Families Forum (www.theparentscircle.com), which is a grassroots organisation based in the Middle East. The Parents Circle - Families Forum represents more than 500 families, both Israeli and Palestinian, who have lost a family … Continue reading Cartoons in Conflict
Troubled Images Exhibition 14 June 2010 - 11 September 2010 Location: Vertical Gallery Admission: Free Troubled Images Exhibition EXHIBITION All 70 political posters from our 'Troubled Images' exhibition, documenting the years of the Northern Ireland conflict, have been hung five storeys high in our Vertical Gallery. The exhibition has travelled throughout the world to inform … Continue reading Troubled Images: A personal perspective by Gordon Gillespie
During 1975 and 1976, artist John Carson visited friends and family in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and photographed them in their homes. The photographs were placed on a map of the area to create an artwork depicting a social network of connections and relationships that crossed geographical, religious and political divisions. Some 30 years later, Carson decided … Continue reading John Carson: Friend Map revisited
As published in the Winter 2007 edition of the Linen Hall Library Newsletter: Back from a successful tour of Bethlehem, Nablus and Ramallah in the West Bank, the award-winning Troubled Images exhibition was launched at the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown on 17th October. This is the first time that the exhibition has been … Continue reading Troubled Images on Tour in Portadown