Northern Ireland’s most compelling treasure house, the Ulster Museum, is delighted to collaborate with 26. Writers, including poets Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon and Bernard MacLaverty, have been randomly paired with visual artists, such as Michael’s daughter, Sarah Longley, Peter Anderson and Ross Wilson. These creative partnerships have hustled, bustled and negotiated their way to creating personal responses to myriad of intriguing objects. You can discover exactly how and why they were inspired at the exhibition in The Belfast Room from 14th October.
|A Fantastic Launch of 26 Treasures at the Ulster Museum!
26 Treasures extended until 14th November 2011
We opened the 26 Treasures exhibition at the Ulster Museum on 14th October 2011 with much joy and excitement. Many of our contributors were there in full voice as well as supporters, friends and the BBC (listen to the interviews on Radio Ulster www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b015zz0p). Michael Longley and Lucy Caldwell read their sestudes to rousing applause before John Simmons officially opened the show.
And what a show! Read about toe nail clippings and shriveled skin then peak inside a box to see them animated on a hidden digital display. Feel a father’s love while walking through a wooden frame that reminds you of being scared of the dark. There is a song, performed and recorded especially for the event, and an evocative lament is accompanied by a stags skull festooned with peacock feathers.
Hardly surprising then that the wonderful people from the Ulster Museum are so impressed with the work from our 52 writers and visual artists, they have extended the exhibition until 14th November.
Well done everyone!