The announcement of the closure of the UK Film Council earlier this week came as a shock to those working in the industry. Seems like a politically expedient decision rather than a well thought out strategic choice, particularly when it came to light that for every £1 spent on film here by Northern Ireland Screen (which is part funded by the Film Council) over £5 comes back in return
Jeremy Hunt the Secretary of State for Culture,Olympics, Media and Sport(and one of the 10 millionaires in the cabinet) used his blog to tell us that after submitting his treasury spending review, which will come into full effect in April 2012, he sought “consolation from the pain” by choosing the artwork for his office
Poor ole Jeremy.
Photographer and visual artist based in Belfast.
I have facilitated community based workshops with groups as diverse as visually impaired individuals in Dungannn, Travellers across Northern Ireland, Young Offenders and many community groups across Belfast.
My work has exhibited extensively here in Northern Ireland in group and individual shows and has been shown in North America and i had my first solo international exhibition in New Zealand. I have been the recipient of a number of grants from the Arts Council Northern Ireland.
I’ll be blogging about Arts and Culture, primarily in Belfast
check out www.moochinphotoman.tumblr.com