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Visual Arts Outlook (27/4)

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This Thursday, The Douglas Hyde Gallery will be screening two films about Rose Wylie created by Tate and Frieze. They will be shown at 1pm and 5pm, so head down to hear this artist discussing her work.

We also had exciting news that The MAC in Belfast has been Nominated for the Arts Trust Museum of the year. Championed by Ana Matronic in the Guardian on Saturday, The MAC, if selected could be in with the chance of winning £100,000, along with the enviable recognition of winning such a prestigious prize.

Belfast Exposed
Geert Goiris
May 1 – June 27

Unfathomable is the first solo show by Geert Goiris in the UK and Ireland. This photographic exhibition by the Belgian artist explores forgotten and desolate landscapes. The generous landscapes are deceptive in their beauty, showing the artist as a pioneer or explorer documenting these remote places.  The artist will give a talk on his work on Friday at 6pm.

Artist Talk 6pm.

Exhibition Opening 7-9pm

Places are limited for the artist’s talk so register at

Alberto Maserin
May 1 -June 27

Belfast Exposed also launches its new exhibition space Belfast Exposed Futures on Friday night. This new space will promote emerging photographic artists from Northern Ireland, the first being Alberto Maserin who graduated from the University of Ulster in 2011. Interferences (pictured) looks at the effect a US military base has had on a small rural part of Italy. A publication by Maserin will also be available on the night.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Aoibheann Greenan
DMC; (Dunmurry May-day Conspiracy)
April 17 – June 20

The Dunmurry May-Day Conspiracy, an exhibition by Aoibheann Greenan is a diorama housed in the gallery space. The artist creates a fictional secret society called the Draoithe Dún Muirígh (the Druids of Dunmurry) and places their ceremonial ground within this uninhabitable full scale model. Exploring concepts of ridiculous tourist traps and fictional invented myths Greenan criticises the culture of tourism and romanticisation in Ireland today.

On Thursday 30 Greenan will present a live performance art event surrounding the ideas of the Bealtaine festival.

Doors open at 8.30 – for tickets visit

Arts and Disability Forum
Paul Moore
May 1 – June 19

The launch of Paul Moore’s new Solo exhibition Lorem Ipsum happens this Thursday evening at 5pm. As part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, the artist looks at his own experience of dyslexia while experimenting with a multi media platform of sound, video and sculpture. Moore explores the limitations of communication within these media and questions language as a vehicle for expressing ideas and concepts today.