Craigavon New Town: 50 Years of Modernity
24 October - 2 November 2014 / Golden Thread Gallery, 84 - 94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast
This exhibition, featuring new and archival photography by Victor Sloan alongside selected historical materials documenting the founding of Craigavon, tells the often-strange story of the modernist city that rose out of the Northern Irish countryside. Drawings, plans and strategies for the Brownlow development tie in with the work of Geoffrey Copcutt and modernist housing design such as Cumbernauld in Scotland and Thamesmead in London made infamous in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. The opposition of Sloan’s uneasy imagery of life in a new city with the idealist, utopian visual culture of 1960s town planning, tells the story of a place in which quotidian normality is layered on top of the absurdity of the project’s unrealised ambition.
Late Night Art – The Big Art Sale
Thursday 6 November 2014, 6pm / PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast
In February 2015 a team of 12 from Belfast City Council's Property & Projects team will travel to Cambodia to build homes as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children programme. To support this project, PLACE will host The Big Art Sale during Late Night Art on Thursday 6 November. Artwork by colleagues, friends and families of Belfast City Council will be on display and available to purchase for this worthy cause. Refreshments also available.