It is with great sadness we announce that the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2020 is cancelled.
Based on the latest advice around social distancing measures and with the peak of Covid-19 in the UK projected to coincide with the timing of the Festival in May, all planned events have been suspended.
CQAF was due to take place from April 29 to 9 May 2020. Due to the scale of the festival and the inclusion of many international artists, rescheduling the festival as a whole would not be feasible.
We will be separately contacting you regarding your ticket booking with details for processing over the coming days. Please bear with us as we will be working through the many bookings as quickly as possible and we will keep you updated on progress.
A series of new collages, drawings and poster prints inspired by the Brutalist architecture
of the Ulster Museum in Belfast, taking shapes and forms from architect Francis Pym’s
cubist concrete structure.
Drawings of the building are translated into shapes then collaged, reconfigured in different
ways. The layering of various viewpoints of this mid-century modernist building makes new abstract compositions.
The collages incorporate cardboard from discarded packaging. This card stock is excellent for collaging with its variety of tones and textures. The fold lines & glue marks on the card are integrated in to works as they echo the construction lines and ageing process of Pym’s concrete statement.
Details of the making process can be seen on Instagram @heraldblack
A graduate from the Belfast School of Art, Stephen Dow is an artist & printmaker based in
London. He set up heraldblack in 2014, his work has been licensed by Little, Brown Book
Group, Columbia University Press and Mondadori Libri, homewares brands Habitat and
Anthropologie as well as translated into knitwear by Pringle of Scotland.
For more information on any of the works please contact Stephen Dow