Invitation to particpate in Hope-Land


4  - 23 November 2013


Michael Mayhew in residence:
4  - 16 November 2013


We would like to invite you to participate in this two week residency with Michael Mayhew. Two weeks filled with creating, performing, discussion, cooking and interacting. The final week will be an exhibition of artwork made during the residency.

Places are limited so please book  early!

Participants are invited to make a small contribution (£5 daily) towards the cost of materials and ingredients. We can offer a discounted rate for participants wishing to attend for the full 2 weeks.

Book your place at or call us on 028 9266 3179


R-Space continue their mission in bringing internationally renowned artists to Lisburn in order to offer radical insights into contemporary arts practices.

For November they have invited internationally awarded artist to reside at R-Space for November.

Michael Mayhew states that Hope Land is a real place.
For the duration of this residency@ R-Space daily life becomes art,
Making tea is comparable to painting a canvas,
Cracking eggs becomes a dance Eating food becomes performance
Striking matches becomes a durational act.
Hope Land transforms a gallery into an installation of life & living.
A social immediate and crucial space for out lives and times.

Hope Land is open daily for you.

Michael Mayhew is a performance artist whose work is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. He is cited as ‘one of the most original and searching artists currently working in the UK’ (John E McGrath – Artistic Director, National Theatre of Wales).

His process and practice is cited as ‘important, significant, and influential’ (Lois Keidan, Live Art Development Agency). He has received awards and nominations for his writing, performance, dance and musical compositions.

Mayhew consistently stretches the borders of art, at times radically testing the relationship between the art and the audience.

For this residency he brings the idea of ‘hope’ into R-Space inviting people to arrive and participate in the creation of an installation that aims to be beautiful, awe-inspiring, fragile and haunting.

At the core of this residency is the idea that "Hope literally opens us up . . . removes the blinders of fear and despair and allows us to see the big picture, thus allowing us to become creative" and have "belief in a better future."

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