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Bending Glass

3 March @ 12:00 pm - 6 March @ 6:00 pm

Initiated and organised by artist Johanna Leech with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive (DFA) in partnership with Flax Art Studios, Bending Glass tells the story of master glass bender and neon sign maker Adrian McNevison of AM Light.  This exhibition illuminates the former UTV studios with artworks made from light and archive footage from the UTV vaults.

Courtesy of the UTV Archive, this is illustrated throughout with footage of local television programming which was made visually distinctive by neons supplied by McNevison. Presented alongside the screenings and stills are contemporary neon artworks produced by AM Light for Michael Hanna, Stuart Calvin and Johanna Leech, self-made neons by Kevin Killen, lightboxes by Susan Hughes, a written guide by Paula Blair, and a video interview with McNevison and his son Chris.

Please note the exact opening hours below:

Thursday, 3rd of March: 4pm – 9pm (Opening night, Late Night Art)
Friday, 4th of March: 12 – 6pm
Saturday, 5th of March: 12 – 6pm
Sunday, 6th of March: 12 – 6pm

Details

Start:
3 March @ 12:00 pm
End:
6 March @ 6:00 pm
Event Category:
https://digitalfilmarchive.net/news/bending-glass-1267

Organiser

Johanna Leech
Email:
johannaleech@gmail.com

Venue

Flax Art Studios
Havelock House, Ormeau Road
Belfast, BT7 1EB United Kingdom
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Phone:
0044 (0)28 9032 5627
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