16 March – 13 April 2013
Soopersweet is a showcase event featuring the work of some of Ireland's best known street artists and illustrators. The exhibition will prove just why 'outsider' art is currently the most populist art form in the world. Yarn bombing, aerosol art, painting and stencilling all feature whilst artists including Verz, DMC and Matthew knight will be running a series of 'hands on' mural workshops with various community groups from the Lisburn area. The launch event for the exhibition at the gallery will be a free, interactive experience
Re-Ink-Our-Nation is a local community arts organisation which aims to help individuals and communities to transform themselves through the arts. They have worked closely with many statutory agencies on the delivery of large-scale arts projects in local communities, with a particular focus on tackling serious issues through the arts, and the creation of community-led public art installations. Re-Ink-Our-Nation have been a key facilitator of the Re-Imaging Communities programme.
Re-Ink-Our-Nation cover a broad spectrum of street art forms including spray paint, stencilling, street bleaching, stickering, paste-ups and subvertising. While much of their work is issue based they also explore graffiti and urban art in its purist form through their workshops.