Ulster University

Taxi Talks

A moving discussion about community arts practices

Produced by the Sheelagh Foundation In partnership with the Festival of Art & Design

  1. Thursday 12 March
  2. 12:00 12:50 13:40 14:30
  3. Ulster University, Belfast Campus, York St.

During December 2014 artists Charlotte Bosanquet and Deborah Malcomson worked with the Upper Springfield Development Trust running workshops based on the unique black taxi transport system in West Belfast.

The outcome of these workshops was a fabric design. With the support of the Belfast Taxis Community Interest Company, the fabric was used to upholster a working black taxi.

Charlotte Bosanquet will be in discussion with artists/participants/funders from the project in the back of a black taxi and you are warmly invited to join in! The conversations will be recorded.

4 x 30 minute taxi talks will be leaving from and returning to: Ulster University campus, York Street 12:00; 12:50; 13:40; and 14:30

3 seats are available for each taxi talk. You will be accompanied by Charlotte and an artists/participant/funder, along with 1 public passenger.

Charlotte Bosanquet argues that art is a collaborative process that can't exist without the help and dialogue of others. She aims to integrate audience members by making them proactive and attempts to democratise their encounter by encouraging shared experiences.

Charlotte moved to Belfast in 2008. She was a Catalyst Arts Co-Director from 2009-2011. She co-curated Charlotte Cabin Exchange in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Melbourne, 2004-2007. Her recent work includes Curator in Residence, PS², Belfast; curation of FieldWork for the Niland Gallery, Galway; and Tick Tock, for the Craft Collective, Belfast. She was shortlisted for EVA International, 2014 and represented the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast at Scope Art Fair, New York, 2014. She is a founding member of PRIME collective and is currently in residency at Digital Art Studios, Belfast.

Charlotte Bosanquet

Sales from tickets will be added to a donation from Ulster University to The Welcome Organisation, a local charity who work with men and women who are homeless or at risk of losing their accommodation.

The Welcome Organisation

Ulster University’s Festival of Art & Design 2015 invited the Sheelagh Foundation to programme a series of special events which are the result of years-worth of conversations in all kinds of corners, nooks and crannies.

The Sheelagh Foundation is a for-profit artist's collective of one conceived by Belfast-based artist and agitator Sheelagh Colclough. Sheelagh has fifteen years of experience as an arts facilitator, trainer, producer, programmer and researcher. Sheelagh's work has led her to examine the hierarchies of state-sanctioned social interventions present in many community and collaborative art projects from which the Sheelagh Foundation was born.

The Festival of Art & Design is very proud to present this series of walks, talks, tours and discussions in partnership with the Sheelagh Foundation.

The Sheelagh Foundation

Photo Credit: Simon Mills
Photo Credit: Simon Mills
Photo Credit: Simon Mills