Exhibitions in town

This week we decided it was time to stimulate our visual senses and see what exhibitions are on in our three favourite cities. This line up is as follows:

Belfast

I think you would have to be living under a rock about these parts not to have heard that this year is the centenary of the Titanic’s maiden voyage. As it was built here in our very own Belfast there has been plenty happening to commemorate it.

The Titanic Exhibition

“Titanic Belfast® extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage andcatastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre.” 

Also it’s not till August but we can’t wait for the Belfast Photo Festival.

“The Belfast Photo Festival is a biennial, which is Northern Ireland’s first major photographic event celebrating some of the finest national and international contemporary photography and visual culture, launching 4th – 14th August 2011.”

Dublin

Are you a fan of Tintin? Do you love a free exhibition? Get yourselves down to this one in the very lovely Little Green Street Gallery.

“A few months back Toronto hosted a Draw TinTin exhibition. This prompted Little Green Street Gallery to host a show giving Ireland the chance to interpret the cartoon explorer. We left the artists free to interpret the cult hero in any way they felt. There are no restrictions to the size, medium or the concept to which they used to bring him to life. With over 50 artists participating ranging from photography, illustration, sculpture, mixed media, collage. We cant wait to show you the all the work being submitted. Were really hoping to make this special Birthday and we hope to see you all there. Lots of love Little Green Exhibition Opening times are : 7pm – 11pm The show will run until the 13th.”

More info here.

London

Dickens and London at the Museum of London

“February 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. To celebrate the occasion, the Museum of London presents Dickens in London, the first major exhibition on the influential author since 1970.

Discover what life was like in 19th-century London and learn about Dickens’ difficult childhood experiences, including working in a blacking factory while his father was locked in a debtor’s prison.

As well as looking at the social ills of the day, the Dickens and London exhibition also highlights the new innovations, including steam boats, railways, the electric telegraph and the penny post.”

Also check out the top 5 emerging art galleries in London here, coming in at number 1 is The Little Black Gallery:

“The Little Black Gallery is London’s boutique photography gallery. It was set up by Tamara Beckwith, Lindsey Carlos Clarke and Ghislain Pascal in November 2008. It is also home to the Bob Carlos Clarke Foundation and has a permanent room of work by the legendary photographer.”

What’s going on near you? Is there anything you would like us to mention or promote? Just leave a comment or get touch.

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