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Having come down with the flu on my return from Inishlacken it's been a light art week but I did get to see Creative Exchange's 16 year anniversary show at their studios and was taken by Katie Blue's gorilla and Lesley Cherry's Bitch pieces. It's worth noting that Creative Exchange have a call out at the moment for artists to participate in their billboard event, dubbed Belfast biggest outdoor art exhibition. Details are on the site and deadline is 20th July. It was great to get together with some of the visual artists that are going to participate in the East Belfast Arts Festival in September, I think we are in for a treat. So summer is here apparently? children are off school and two long months of school holidays stretch out in front for all parents of school age children. The Ulster Museum is now open 7 days a week to help keep keep them occupied and most galleries welcome visits from inquiring minds.
Onto this week :
Nothing closing this week but Rik Peels: What's in a face is being expended at Bangor Library until the end of the month.
It's late night art week so we have lots of openings on Thursday for late night art:
Other and Gossip:
Colm Clarke is in Lubin for a performance, Oscar Munoz is in Belfast working with the draw down the walls group installing his artwork at Flax Street interface. It will be Launched on Monday and open the public 11-3pm until 4th August. The piece is part of the Cultural Olympiad and I know took a lot of hard work from key members to get the whole project off the ground, so well done in getting it this far and good luck with the Installation.We hope it bring more focus to the issue of inferfaces and how to get rid of them.
Tara Vallely is the new Director at Belfast print workshops, Tara originally joined the workshop with a post in part time finance so it's nice to see her work her way into the job. We want to wish her luck and look forward to see what the print workshop will be contributing to the ongoing vitality of the Cathedral quarter art scene.
Finally I think I might be addicted to google analytic s, it's very interesting to see that list of single name searches that bring people onto the site that are most popular are Lydia Holmes, Satis House, James Mercer, Rosie McGurran and Wenda Campbell pottery. You never know who's searching for you, people. Why did 100 more people look at the site this Monday more than last ? who know? Interesting comments on residency's in our forum this week. Thanks for everyone who continues to support the site and F.E McWilliams Gallery in particular for their facebook plug this week.
Maybe see some of you for late night art on Thursday
Love and Light
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