Come and experience site-specific works in public spaces such as Windows at the New Lodge housing estate and look out for two very special installations, Oh My Home! and Bridging the Silence in city centre locations to be announced in September. The beautiful Mill at Conway Street plays host to Atlas of Tremors whilst the students of Hazelwood Integrated College work with alongside two artists in residence to create Birdhouse Gallery. With exhibitions, screenings and events at The Golden Thread Gallery and the Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast plays host to over twenty artists in residence creating a range of interactive and participatory installations and artworks inspired by this corner of Europe.
About Belfast International Arts Festival
Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival is Ireland’s Leading Contemporary International Arts Festival. A civic event of arts and ideas with national and international reach, delivered by a new independent organisation.
Central to the Festival is a genuine effort to look beyond NI for creative inspiration and ideas and to broaden notions of access through a wide range of initiatives ranging from providing free events through to offering participatory and educational opportunities and taking events across the city. A growing emphasis on contemporary arts practice is reflected in choice of Amanda Coogan as Festival’s 2015 Artist in Residence. Participatory new works from the Corners of Europe programme are presented around the city in partnership with the Arts Council with artists collaborating together to offer their perspectives on lives lived at the edges of a changing continent. Two countries, India and Mexico take centre stage this year with perhaps the highlight being the multi-sensory spectacle of The Kitchen at the Grand Opera House. The best of new European theatre features at the The MAC with Hallo by Martin Zimmermann, To Break – The Window of Opportunity by Robbert & Frank and The Wolf and Peter from CoisCéim Dance Theatre.