The 10 pianos have been painted/pimped/decorated by local artists. This lovely(whimsical) project is part of Craft NI craft month. In the last 2 days i have rounded corners to hear unexpected music including a group of around 10 or so singing along to contemporary songs as one of their friends played the tunes (very very well it has to be said).
Pianos are located at City Hall, Commercial Court (Duke of York), Cotton Court, Cornmarket sculpture (monstrosity), Rosemary St (First Non Subscribing Presbyterian Church), Linenhall Library entrance, North Street (see photograph), St.Annes Square, Royal Ave (beside The Reform Club) and Writers Square.
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
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