For a number of years a group called Draw Down the Walls has worked across the peace lines to produce art work related to living in the shadow of the peace walls. There are now more walls than before the Good Friday Agreement.
Funded by Belfast City Council the group, who work with the Golden Thread Gallery and North Belfast Interface Network are looking to open debate about the walls and their place in our society. They work with youth groups in Ardoyne and the Shankill
Yesterday two large scale photographs were installed on the gate at Flax Street off the Crumlin road and Ardoyne. If you are driving up there be sure to check for the road closed sign as these do make you look twice.
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
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