20/20 Art in the Eastside Billboard Project
Location: Billboards around Inner East Belfast.
Dates : 11th - 25th August
Art in The Eastside is the brainchild of Creative Exchange Artists’ Studios who have delivered five billboard projects since 2009. It is a vibrant outdoor art project and the only one of its kind to be delivered in Northern Ireland. The project presents artists’ work in a high profile setting and is a key visual arts event in the Eastside Arts Festival 2016 and Belfast’s calendar of visual arts events. The project creates an outdoor gallery bringing art to the people right on their own doorstep adding a splash of colour to the streets of East Belfast.
For Creative Exchange’s anniversary event, 20 original artworks from renowned local, national and International artists will be displayed on billboards across inner East Belfast, and will be a celebration of the artists who have been involved with Creative Exchange over the past 20 years. The artists have themed the artwork on issues surrounding social justice, recent politics, local culture, feminism, domestic narratives as well as beauty and art abstraction.
4 additional billboards will be dedicated to the community with images derived form the ‘Wish’ workshops.
Victor Sloan, Gerry Gleason, Shiro Masuyama, Peter Richards, Jill Quigley, Colin Darke, Martin Boyle, Emmanuele Panzarini, Ted Pim, Colin McGookin, Zan Dani, Deirdre Robb, Paul Moore, Susan Gorsen, Lesley Cherry, Stephen Millar, Ray Duncan, George Robb, Tom Phanerstill and David Fox