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Liminal…[in Review]

4 June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 24 July 2021 @ 4:00 pm


This group exhibition, curated by visual artist Meadhbh McIlgorm, presents a selection of artworks and event documentation from two temporary, outdoor ‘alleyway exhibitions’ which took place in Belfast within the past year.

Liminal – “relating to a transitional stage” or “occupying a position at both sides of a boundary”.

Within the past year artist Meadhbh McIlgorm has programmed two temporary, ‘alleyway exhibitions’ in Belfast. The city’s alleys are ‘liminal’, transitional sites – their ownership and function is often unclear but they hold much potential for development.

The exhibition concept was piloted with ‘Liminal [Space] Belfast’ in October 2020, supported via the Arts Council Northern Ireland’s ‘Artist’s Emergency Grant’. The project then grew in partnership with research team 9ft in Common and the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics to present ‘Limin-Alley’ as part of the festival in March 2021.

This group exhibition in Ards Arts Centre, will bring a selection of artworks and event documentation from both exhibitions back into a traditional gallery setting. It will provide a space to reflect on the project’s development and review emerging themes.


9ft in Common (Aisling Rusk, Amberlea Neely);
Aaron Dickson
Anna Donovan
Cathy Scullion
Charys Wilson
Dónall Billings
Joe Laverty
Jonathan Brennan
Laura Nelson
Meadhbh McIlgorm
Neal Campbell
Patrick Colhun
Pauline Clancy
Raquel Amat Parra
Susan Hughes




4 June 2021 @ 10:00 am
24 July 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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Ards Arts Centre
Town Hall, Conway Square
Newtownards, BT23 4NP United Kingdom
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028 9181 0803
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