A3: Promotional and Publicity material

I will be updating this section with publicity material for the show.

First up is the media blurb, this will be sent out to the following

http://www.culturenorthernireland.org

http://www.belfastgalleries.com

and

http://www.belfastarttours.co.uk

http://www.creativechangeni.com/events

We have been lucky enough to get the space on the first Thursday of July so the aim is to be on the tour, luckily the space is right beside Catalyst Arts and so will benefit from a much higher footfall because of it.

Entrance to Catalyst arts, Studio 11 is right beside it.
Entrance to Catalyst arts, Studio 11 is right beside it.

We will have a table with packaged prints as well which has been successful in previous shows.

So far I have to exhibition description, this will be sent out to all websites no later than 5/6/15. We have put on shows here before with very little publicity and due to the exhibition being on the late Thursday have had at least 50 people in the space at any time.

The show blurb is as follows.

So it is…. 

An Artists response to contemporary Northern Ireland culture

Northern Ireland is changing. In the past year the province has watched whilst the south of Ireland has become the first Nation to vote independently on same sex marriage. This vote not only signals the onset of the LGBT community having an equal right to marry who they want but also signals a sort of paradigm shift in public opinion.

But still in the North we watch through our fingers at a generation who still hold on to the past.

In the past year people watched in disbelief whilst a well known preacher was quoted as saying that ‘ISIS and homosexuals are God’s punishment on Europe’.  A similar preacher described an entire religion as Satanic.

In our archaic laws on abortion women are still not totally in control of their bodies. Instead that power is held by men in robes and those who refer to carbon dating as a ‘Satanic trick’. New terms have been accepted into our lexicon like ‘fleg’ and ‘gay cake’. Both terms represent opposing ends of this cultural shift, the ‘fleg’ representing the conflict of the past whilst the argument over the ‘gay cake’ representing the post conflict sentiments of the present.

Feeling a sense of underrepresentation a group of artists have responded to some these changes in Zeitgeist feeling ‘caught in the middle’ They represent a growing minority who are mostly young, liberal, generally not religious or have moderate beliefs, do not pander to a particular religious/cultural factions one sided ideology and/or admit that both sides are ‘as bad as each other’

Through this exhibition they have presented artwork based on their own experiences of NI in a contemporary and typically sardonic fashion.

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It may seem although the description of the work is absent but I don’t feel this necessary in promoting the show. Im confident that the poster and description itself is enough to get peoples attention. In the lead up to the show I might send pictures of some of the work in progress to post on the notice board.

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