Open Call | Signs of our Times Project, PLACE, Belfast

Deadline for applications: Monday 6 August, 9am.

PLACE is inviting expressions of interest from members of the digital generation, aged 18-25, to take part in a project which explores the heritage, skills and applications around handwritten signage in Belfast.

The project will take in locations around the city, as well as workshops hosted by PLACE, University of Ulster and PRONI. Exhibitions will happen at PLACE, with the possibility for outcomes to be displayed elsewhere in Belfast.

The programme is designed to increase awareness of authenticity and character in our streets, by both participants and the public. Reviving such a lost practice is an opportunity to conserve not just skills, but also unique urban identities and visual culture.

During the week, you will get involved in activities including: talks, tours, sketching workshops; sign-painting masterclasses and the development of an online archive featuring examples of existing signs throughout Belfast and those that are created during the programme.

  • Sign-spotting tours will take place throughout the city at major junctures including Antrim Road, York Road, Newtownards Road and Falls Road.
  • Talks, workshops and a final exhibition.
  • Participants will access archival material through visits to private collections and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

The programme will run for 3 months, from late August to late October 2018.

Expressions of interest are currently being sought, please click HERE to apply.
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