Running 6th September- 1st October
Open night- 7th September
The exhibition by Tonya McMullan looks at Belfast City, in particular this area of the Cathedral Quarter at a time when there is significant change in the landscape and the way people use the city. Heritage buildings turn to rubble overnight, shiny new experiences are invented for our entertainment and the city’s trees fail to reach their potential.
The artist has taken notice of the city changes by photographing trees fake and deformed and built up a collection of found discarded clothing collected from the streets in early morning. Leisure and night wear, some rough and torn others pristine evening outerwear which could have been left by revellers or people who live on the streets or traces from those who operate unnoticed in the shadows. The clothing has been embroidered with insects as they are always present in the streets also operating in the peripheries. On the opening night the artist will be embroidering insects into your clothing while sharing information about the importance of these pollinators to our ecosystem.