A panel discussion examining two different collaborative projects that have taken place in Donegall Pass, Belfast. Speakers will present their projects and the discussion will centre on issues relating to their design: their educational content, research, social relevance and level of engagement.
Sheelagh Colclough (Chair) The Sheelagh Foundation is a for-profit artist's collective of one, conceived by artist and agitator Sheelagh Colclough. Sheelagh has fifteen years experience as an arts facilitator, trainer, producer, programmer and researcher.
Emer Grant has worked with artists across many disciplines, curating sound and new media. In 2014 she received a CXNI award to become an Associate Curator for the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Belfast.
AR Woollock is a visual artist turned educator. Andrew has spent fourteen years in the Japanese university sector teaching sociology, international relations and environmental issues through art.
South Belfast Alternatives is a government-accredited restorative justice programme that promotes and develops non-violent community responses to the issues of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour across Northern Ireland.
Tea & Coffee served
This event is included in the Festival of Art & Design as part of ArtWorks. A UK-wide connected conversation of 1000+ people over ten days exploring different art practices in participatory settings.
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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.