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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Boom! Collective & Studio repurpose vacant building in Bangor


Boom! Collective & Studio have repurposed the top floor of the former Clinton Cards building on 80 Main Street, Bangor, transforming it from vacant to vibrant. Three creative practitioners, Marianne Kennerley (Multi-discipline designer), Katie Mitchell (Garden designer/illustrator/photographer) and Jo Hatty, (Scultptor/artist) were inspired by their residencies at Project 24 and joined forces to create a workspace of their own for freelance local creatives. 


Boom! Collective & Studios is set up as a social enterprise with five studio spaces and a gallery space, a materials co-op and a creative reference library. They aspire to be a base for the creative industries to meet and share experiences in the heart of Bangor and through repurposing this vacant building, to assist in regenerating the town centre.


Wee Residencies....

Over the 13th,14th, 15th of March, Boom! Collective & Studios are opening their doors and inviting applications for its first Wee Residencies.
Wee Residencies is a collection of sixteen creative residencies taking place in the newly established Boom! Studios. Along with a symbolic funding of £2.00, Wee Residencies will provide access to a Boom! space for a period of 2 hours at an allotted time over the weekend with the outcomes exhibited in the Boom Gallery.

For more information, including the Artists Brief please contact: [email protected]

Twitter:@B00M_Collective
Facebook: Boom-Studios


Saturday, 12 July 2014

summer of somewhereto_ Launch Party

55 High Street, Antrim, BT41 4AY
Tuesday 15 July, 6-8pm
FREE

For three weeks this summer, somewhereto_ will again take over a vacant retail unit, transforming it over three weeks into a free creative space for young people to use for enterprise, fashion, music, photography, art, events, and workshops. summer of somewhereto_ is a national festival, with six locations across the UK. On 15 July 2014, we will formally the launch the Northern Ireland space, located on High Street in Antrim, and shine a spotlight on homegrown talent from across the region. 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Vacant to Vibrant: Exchange / 19 & 20 March / Strand Arts Centre, Belfast

Vacant to Vibrant: Exchange is a two-day event that will discuss international and local solutions to vacancy. Hear from decision makers, academics, artists and urbanists about inspiring projects that engage with and transform places and spaces. The conference also marks the launch of a new PLACE publication, 'Vacant to Vibrant: Rethinking Town Centres', featuring case studies of projects tackling vacancy and essays examining the issue in terms of culture, urban policy, retail and activism. 




Wed 19 March, 9.30am - 4pm / Conference & Book Launch

Xavier Boneta Lorente, Barcelona City Council / Eddie Bridgeman, Meanwhile Space / Heather Carr, Arts & Business / Michael Corr, PLACE / Donagh Horgan, Multidisciplinary Design Strategist / Michiel van Lersel, Founder, Failed Architecture / Mark Minkjan, Editor in Chief, Failed Architecture / Heather Ring, Wayward Plants / Ola Wedenbrunn, Docomomo

Thurs 20 March, 9.30am-11.30am / Talk & Panel Discussion

Dominic Cools-Lartigue, Street Feast / Wayne Hemingway MBE, Hemingway Design / Shane O’Toole, Architect, Critic & Historian

Vacant to Vibrant: Exchange is supported by the NGO Challenge Fund and the British Council.
Vacant to Vibrant: Rethinking Town Centres is supported by Arts and Business NI.



WED 19 MARCH / CONFERENCE / SPEAKER PROFILES

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Artists-in-residence Open Call | Writers and Photographers

22 July/ 31 August 2013 
Artists-in-Residence Open Call

somewhereto_NI are delighted to offer two artist-in-residence opportunities in the fields of writing and photography. 

The residencies are open to 18-25 year-olds, and will be based in Bangor, Co. Down as part of somewhereto_re:store, a youth-led takeover of an empty shop for a six-week period. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Vacant to Vibrant | Learning from elsewhere

We know that the problem of declining town centres and increasing vacancy and dereliction is not unique to Northern Ireland. It's a feature of post-industrial cities, where the displacement of the population into suburbs and commuter belts, the spread of out-of-town retailing, and questionable historic planning decisions converge to challenge the significance and survival of the town centre. So how has this been dealt with in other places that have experienced the same issue? 
Well, PLACE and somewhereto_NI placement student Senan Seaton Kelly has been on the trail of some of the most inspiring examples, from post-earthquake Christchurch NZ, to New York City, and back to Bristol.