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Migration As Seen Through the Eye of a Camera is Focus of Linen Hall September Exhibition


Launching at the Linen Hall on 5 September is Migration, Memory and Mimesis¸ an exhibition cameoing three artists working in photographic practices exploring the theme of migration.

Award-winning painter Sean McGibbon is also showing in the Linen Hall from 3 September with Wildness and Wet, a selection of landscapes and other new works. Both exhibitions are free to view.

The schedule of events in date order is as follows:
Wildness and Wet
By Sean McGibbon
3 – 27 September/ exhibition/ free

A selection of landscapes and other new paintings by Sean McGibbon. Predominantly working in soft pastels, as well as acrylics, watercolours and oils, Sean finds inspiration in the landscape, particularly coasts, waterways and the hills around Belfast. He is a member of the Pastel Society of Ireland, and in 2016 his work was awarded Best Landscape by the Society.
Migration, Memory and Mimesis

5 – 28 September / exhibition/ free

This group exhibition will bring together the work of 3 artists working in photographic practices; Lynne Connolly, Moira McIver and Mo White. The exhibition explores ideas and experiences of migration and conflict in post-colonial Ireland, and uses a range of traditional and contemporary photographic processes and methods to achieve this.

Heroics, Heritage and Happenstance
Friday 7 September at 1.00pm/ talk/ free

Marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, Caroline Maguire from Historic Environment Division will chart the buildings which provided the backdrop to the troubled times some 100 years ago – the sites associated with suffrage in Northern Ireland.

European Heritage Open Day (EHOD)
Saturday 8 September/ free tours at 11.00am and 1.00pm

As one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings, the Linen Hall joins many other historic institutions who will throw open their doors to reveal the secrets within and celebrate our built heritage.

The Story of the Donegal Spitfire with Jonny McNee
Saturday 8 September at 12noon/ lecture/ free

Describes the fascinating events behind the discovery and excavation in 2011 of Pilot Officer Roland ‘Bud’ Wolfe’s Spitfire P8074 from deep beneath the peat on the Glenshinny mountain, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal.

Artists Talk
With Lynne Connolly, Moira McIver and Mo White
Friday 21 September at 1.00pm/ seminar/ free

Free seminar as part of the Migration, Memory and Mimesis exhibition. The three artists involved discuss their craft and the genesis of the exhibition.

Culture Night – Book Making Workshop
With Lynne Connolly
Friday 21 September from 3.00pm – 5.00pm/ workshop/ £5pp

Taster session is aimed at complete beginners who are interested in learning simple book structures and skills, and will cover some useful basics such as paper grain, folding and cutting techniques.

Live the Reading Life
With Chad Norman, Maria McManus and Olive Broderick
Wednesday 26 September at 1.00pm/ reading/ free

As part of his UK tour, Canadian poet Chad Norman wishes to share a history of Canadian poetry with work from his collections published over the past 30 years. This reading will also include Belfast poets, Maria McManus and Olive Broderick.
Linen Hall Reading Group

Thursday 27 September at 1.10pm/ free

Our popular reading group is open to anyone interesting in joining the conversation. This month’s title is My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst.

For more information about the Linen Hall Library please visit our website at www.linenhall.com

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