30 July to 26 August
In celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present, five makers have been invited to produce new work in response to heritage footage from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive.
Featuring stone carving, basket weaving, furniture making, tools and handwoven textiles, Film Makers highlights the relationship between historical skills and contemporary making. Supported by the BFI Film Audience Network, the project also records the making processes of the participating artists in new film footage, offering visitors a glimpse into the inspirations and techniques behind the work.
Visitors will find the newly commissioned works fromSharon Adams, Sheena Devitt, Alison Fitzgerald, Nicola Gates and Ronan Lowery displayed alongside the heritage footage that inspired them, and film by Simon Mills of the makers at work. This new footage will also be shown in selected locations beyond the gallery and become part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive.