Ongoing / PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast, BT1 1FP
HOUSE is a tiny two-storey structure: a library, a cinema and a space to reflect. It is designed for small groups of people to meet, talk, read and learn. This piece was commissioned by PLACE, designed and made by Gerry Murphy and assembled with the help of Open House Belfast volunteers. The structure will remain in the gallery as a secondary public space. HOUSE is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery and Irish Design 2015.
Gerry Murphy has been making furniture for over 40 years. He works as a designer, carpenter, artist, documentary photographer and amateur mathematician! His approach to sustainable design solutions and eco-friendly construction made him an obvious choice for us in commissioning this piece. He has completer many collaborative projects and installations with various people and arts organisations over the years.
An introduction to sketching the environment around you led by architect and artist Michael Doherty
5-week course, beginning Monday 19th October (price includes entry to the Ulster Folk Museum)
The aim of the course is to develop drawing skills and improve observation techniques in a creative and fun environment. Armed with his architectural quips and his 2b pencils, Michael invites you to learn how to select views, enhance your ability to sketch and increase your confidence and capability to capture the world around you by exploring mark-making, depth of field, light and shadow.
You will try a variety of basic sketching materials, making sure you are properly kitted out for your sketching trips and on the final day, we will visit the Ulster Folk Museum where you will have the opportunity to try out your new skills as well as some one on one time with Michael to iron out any personal (sketching!) issues.
Monday 19 October 6pm-8pm, PLACE
Monday 26 October 6pm-8pm, PLACE
Monday 9 November 6pm-8pm, PLACE
Monday 16 November 6pm-8pm, PLACE
Saturday 21 November 11am-3pm, Ulster Folk Museum
- A3 hard backed sketchbook with plenty of sheets for quick sketches
- Pencils (2b,4b and 6b)
- Any other mediums that you’d like to try out (Pens, ink, charcoal etc.)
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Darran Anderson | Imaginary Cities
Tuesday 27 October 2015, 6pm-9pm
PLACE, 7-9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast BT1 1FP
If you think you know cities, and the architecture of their souls, think again.
Poet, editor and critic, Darran Anderson brings to the Festival his prodigious new book, Imaginary Cities. Following in the lineage of Borges, Calvino, Chris Marker and Kenneth White, the book examines the city from global macrocosm to the microcosm of its inhabitants’ perspectives, rethinking the ideas of utopias and dystopias, urban exploration, alienation and resistance.
Darran Anderson is a former contributing editor to 3:AM Magazine and Dogmatika. He regularly writes on art, literature and music for the likes of 3:AM and The Quietus.
Imaginary Cities demonstrates that each city dreamt up by artists, writers, architects and lunatics has a real-life equivalent and that Marco Polo was no liar. Imaginary Cities need not simply exist in fiction or the mind. We already inhabit them.
Hosted by Mark Hackett, a Belfast-based architect with a practice specialising in building, research and urban design.
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This event is part of the Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival