Daily Archives: October 19, 2015

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Relocates to Lisburn This Week

Arts Council NIThe Arts Council is relocating at the end of this week from MacNeice House in south Belfast to Lisburn.
The new address will be:
1 The Sidings, Antrim Road, Lisburn BT28 3AJ
T: +44 (0)28 9262 3555
E: info@artscouncil-ni.org

To accommodate the office move, MacNeice House will be closed to the public from Wednesday October 21st. Only the main telephone line will remain open for urgent calls until Friday October 23rd: T: +44 (0)28 9038 5200. We will be unable to send or receive emails from lunchtime Wednesday October 21st until Thursday October 29th.

The Arts Council will reopen in Lisburn on Thursday October 29th with a new telephone number, above

It is likely to be several weeks before all Arts Council services and all digital platforms are operating at full speed, and we would ask for your patience and understanding.


VAN Critique September/October 2015: Anna MacLeod at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim

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Anna MacLeod, ‘Water Conversations’, Alberta, 2015, Documentation of performative walk at Lake Miniwanka, image by Alex Bishop-Thorpe

Anna MacLeod
Water Conversations, A Survey of Works, 2007 – 2015
The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
3 July to 12 September 2015

Water Conversations is an ongoing research project by artist Anna MacLeod. Over the past eight years MacLeod has travelled internationally to conduct research and engage in dialogue with artists and communities around the global and local issue of water as a precious and endangered resource. By focusing on material from four or five locations the artist has successfully negotiated the risky transition of her vast repository of works and projects into a visually effective and conceptually engaging representation of her practice at the Dock, Carrick-On Shannon.

In dealing with such an urgent and pressing issue, MacLeod opts for a narrative thread that is low key and prosaic – rather than catastrophic or overtly political. The show pivots around a range of hand-made apparatus and found objects purposed for various water-related functions. They are displayed alongside documentation of their use in performative and site-specific events from many of the locations. For a work made in the Canadian Rocky Mountains MacLeod fashioned an elaborate rubber and aluminium umbrella that resembles a miniature glassless Victorian botanic house. (more…)