24/08/2012 – Memory Bank

Artist: Belinda Loftus
Theme: Bogs and the memories they hold. Multi- layered images relating to bogs and the  way they have acted as memory banks,  holding records of climate change, plant  and animal life, human activity, bodies  and artifacts committed to them down the  centuries, folk traditions and personal
(see Lost in the Landscape gallery in  website, www.bloftus.co.uk).

Format: Core exhibition consists of five large  works on cardboard, 1 portrait format 100  x 76 cm, 4 landscape format 80 x 100 cm  (two executed in gouache, three in soft pastel and charcoal), plus quantity of  small works on paper, cardboard and board, in a wide range of media. Small works can  be displayed in a predella type band  below the large works (see Installations  gallery in website, www.bloftus.co.uk) Exhibition can be extended by addition of  further large works, e.g. 6 metre long diorama-type drawing in charcoal on  paper, and two 2.5 metre tall drawings in
soft pastel and charcoal on paper (see  Weather Stone image in World Bank  gallery in website).

Space: Minimum 10 running metres wall space for  core exhibition, or 20 running metres for  extended exhibition. Minimum 2.5 metre
wall height.

Technical specifications: Works to be exhibited  unframed, fixed to wall by Velcro strip  for large/heavy works and blu/white-tak  for smaller works. Artist willing to  repaint walls if Velcro causes any loss  of paint.

Catalogue: No catalogue

Education/outreach: Nothing specifically prepared

Artists Fees required: In keeping with VAI policy, an artist’s fee is required

Administrative fees: £100 for installation  materials, plus fuel for delivery of  exhibition in artist’s own vehicle and  cost of overnight accommodation if  necessary(artist is based in Co Down). It  is assumed venue will cover costs of  printing and mailing for invitations to
any opening event.

Contact details: email via website or to Loftus-B1@email.ulster.ac.uk. Mobile: (44)7736  487505
Website: www.bloftus.co.uk
Available from: Mid-September 2012

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