Curators Alice Butler, Edy Fung, Mirjami Schuppert and Rebecca Strain Selected for New Spaces 2018

Visual Artists Ireland are collaborating with Derry City & Strabane District Council on New Spaces, a programme of sixteen contemporary art exhibitions across four venues in Derry and Sion Mills from July to December 2018.

The curators will bring diverse new work to the region from artists across Ireland and further afield. The venues are The Walled City Brewery in Ebrington, Derry; Gwyn’s Cafe and Pavilion, Brooke Park, Derry; The Cottage in The Craft Village, Derry and Sion Stables in the heritage village of Sion Mills.

Visual Artists Ireland are collaborating with Derry City & Strabane District Council on New Spaces to make contemporary art more accessible in the region. Four curators were selected from a competitive open call to each produce four exhibitions inside a brewery, a café, a thatched cottage and a renovated 19th Century stables.

About the Curators:

Alice Butler is a writer, film programmer and curator. She is co-director of aemi, a Dublin-based initiative that supports and regularly exhibits artist & experimental moving image work in cinema or event-based settings.

Edy Fung is an artist and curator based in Derry, who is interested in alternate histories and speculative fictions. She practises in conversation architecture in Donegal and contemporary art in Belfast.

Mirjami Schuppert is an independent curator based in Belfast. The focus of her curatorial practice is collaborative production working together with artists on context and site-specific projects.

Rebecca Strain is an artist and curator based in Buncrana, County Donegal.

New Spaces is coordinated by Visual Artists Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council with the support of Principal Funder the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, National Lottery Challenge Fund, Arts and Business Northern Ireland and our partner venues, The Walled City Brewery, Gwyn’s Cafe and Pavilion, The Inner City Trust in Derry and Sion Stables in Sion Mills.

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