Showing posts with label Paint by Numbers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paint by Numbers. Show all posts

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Summer at PLACE

As the sun shines on the last day of August we take a look back over our packed summer-schedule at PLACE.

Miguel Martin kicked off the proceedings at the Out of PLACE unit with his ghoulish adaptation of Belfast’s Corn Market, the first in the ‘Paint by Numbers’ series - members of the public were then invited to colour in and bring life to Miguel’s outline. Ryan O’Reilly was up next with his graphic ‘Day or Night’ and architect Eva McDermott’s interactive installation ‘Home’ concluded the series of live paintings - thanks to all the artists and members of the public who contributed!

Janis Steadman then gave us all green finger fever, helping young and old to make use of old roller boots, hats and even an old pram through planting. Once the planting was complete we took our moving garden through the city ending with a tea party at a secret location. Continuing on the garden theme, Andrew Kenny took up residency in Out of PLACE creating miniature hanging planted sculptures which then were distributed around the city and given new homes by members of the public.

Out of PLACE was not only host to the visual arts this summer; local talent Escape Act with the help of The Streetwise Samba Band lead a merry troupe of revellers through Belfast city centre. After a crash course in the basics, members of the public were ready to join the band and get the streets of Belfast pumping with music - no parades commission necessary! Escape Act then preformed an intimate gig in the Castle Lane unit attracting hoards of curious shoppers into what was once a deserted shop unit.

On a more serious note, PLACE also held a series of lunchtime discussions and lectures. Supported by Bagel: Bagel, our lunchtime visitors included Naomi Long (MP), architect Ciaran Mackel, Italian architecture collaborative Stalker, Bernard Clarke of Translink and many many more. We discussed issues of design, policy and community engagement throughout the three talks, ‘Reconnecting the City’, ‘Walking for a U-turn’ and ‘The Road to Nowhere’. Again our thanks go out to all the speakers who kindly attended.

Throughout the summer PLACE continued to deliver its weekend architecture walking tours including , ‘Belfast Churches’, ‘Art Deco Tour’ and a tour of Donegall Square. You can also still visit the Contested Spaces exhibition until 2nd October in PLACE, comprising a series of digital sculptures created by members of the Frank Design team.

Thanks to everyone who took part in our fun-filled summer schedule and we hope to see you all at our many upcoming autumn and winter events!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Paint By Numbers - Eva McDermott

Thursday 22nd July saw the completion of Eva McDermotts paint by numbers creation (Home). The Work explores the fabric of the city, inviting visitors to explore the meaning of Home, providing an insight into the domestic dwellings that comprise our great city.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Eva McDermott - Home

Work has started on the final installment of Paint by Numbers at Out of Place, Eva McDermott's Home. The public launch will be Thursday 22nd from 5pm-7pm, come along and colour in until Saturday 24th!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Paint by Numbers Week 1: Miguel Martin's Meat Street

Miguel and his public collaborators had a lot of fun this week!

Miguel's completed outline:

The eager public gets to work:

Miguel Martin outside the out of PLACE shop unit, with members of the public putting their own stamp on his Paint by Numbers piece:

Next up to the drawing board:

Tues 13th - Sat 17th July, 10am-4pm
Ryan O'Reilly's Day or Night
In an ongoing project called 'Day or Night', Ryan has been documenting and creating work inspired by remnants of signage and typography found amongst the redevelopment of the city. For 'Paint by Numbers', Ryan will invite visitors to explore the variety of lettering and geometric patterns to be found in our urban environment and create a collaborative collage based on these forms and fragments.

Public launch: Thurs 15th July, 5-7pm

RSVP via the Facebook event here

Or find out more on the PLACE Homepage:


Mon 19th - Sat 24th July, 10am-4pm
Eva McDermott's Home
The beating heart of Belfast isn’t City Hall, the Cathedral Quarter, Victoria Square; it lies in the rows and rows of red brick terraces that fan out across Belfast, housing the lifeblood that animates the city. Each home is different. It can be just bricks and stone or a welcome refuge. It can provide shelter, protection and security. It can be so empty. It can be a place to belong or a place to leave. This image will look behind closed doors.

Public launch: Thurs 22nd July, 5-7pm


Paint by Numbers is part of trans urban arts festival 2010:

out of PLACE: a vacant shop unit transformed into a hub for architecture events with children’s workshops, panel discussions and walking tours, as well as music, art installations, and more this summer!