Build It - Mysterious Belfast
Ongoing through 2017 | Drop in Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5pm
Help build a Lego® city. Create a well-connected city with houses, shops, schools, parks and much more. Build It - Mysterious Belfast encourages young people and their parents / guardians to bring their best ideas about cities. Then collect our “Mysterious Belfast” map and find the treasure in the architecture of Belfast. You will discover the unique elements that make Belfast an interesting and fun city to walk around. All ages welcome.
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EXCLAVE - an exhibition of new work by Eamon Quinn and Caroline McCusker, commissioned by PLACE and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
30th May - 27th June 2017 @ PLACE
‘Iconic’, ‘landmark’ and ‘gateway’ projects dot the city but the background fabric of the city itself is anemic. Missing is organic residential development around historic cores and the inclusion of higher density homes in new development plans.
In January 2017 with support from Arts & Business, PLACE and FCBS ran an open call for artwork addressing the above themes. The successful artists were Eamon Quinn and Caroline McCusker who put forward a joint proposal to work in collaboration.
Eamon Quinn’s interest in the built environment, the physicality of a development versus the history of an area or social need, combined with Caroline McCusker’s interest in breaking down the distinction between people and their domestic objects has led to the artists developing a new collaborative sculptural work. Focusing on construction and simultaneous destruction as a conceptual theme, and using salvaged architecture and new building materials, they have produced a finished structure that is surreal and precarious.
A photographic walkabout with Aidan McGrath.
Saturday 17th June, 12pm - 1pm
Meet at PLACE
We will walk around Belfast looking at and talking about the architecture and we'll encourage viewing it with a fresh perspective. We will make images, concentrating on the character of the buildings, rather than simple record making; we'll find visual interest in detail and explore the potential in pattern making with architectural features. We will seek beauty, or at least visual interest, in texture and the juxtaposition of colours and materials.
We will chat about Belfast, its architecture and we will discuss technical issues such as lenses and cameras and also technique. We'll have an entertaining chat and we will, hopefully, create some images which capture the essence of the city.
Programmed as part of the Belfast Photo Festival.
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