Gail Ritchie at Rooftops Studios in Berlin

“Although no longer working in the field as an archaeological excavator, my work plays with the traditions and conventions of both visual art and archaeology, allowing both procedures to interlink and interfere with each other. There is a scientific element to the work reflecting a quest into the truth about death and decay. The visual […]

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Craig Donald’s Untitled

Slavka Sverakova review. A small number of exhibits manifest a noticeable homology between experimenting in art and the political elite facing crisis and aporia. Alone, unsupported, and watched with apprehension by monochrome paintings and drawings huddled on the other two walls, Craig Donald’s Untitled, June 2010 reminds me of Feuchtwanger’s Aesop standing at the edge […]

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The Black Mountain

Text by Emma Cowan In the true tradition of the people of these islands I will tell a story, my story of the relationship with the mountain, from afar and then close up. I lived last year in North Belfast, Workman Avenue to be precise – off the Shankhill Road, next to the Springfield/Workman separation […]

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Locus Of Control

Text by Eddie Molloy for Locus Of Control exhibition. 13th – 22nd January 2009.  Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Read full catalogue. Prelude As Belfast continues to travel the seemingly inexorable road toward ‘normality’, ‘stability’ and ‘peace’, the past dies. Or, more accurately, it becomes delocated. Delocation does not destroy the past but rather shifts it, sanitises […]

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Ellipsis

Aidan Dunne, essay accompanying Ellipsis exhibition by Jennifer Trouton in Millennium Court Portadown, Northern Ireland. “In my Father’s house there are many mansions: if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2 “And all the rooms they smell like diesel And you take on […]

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