Bronagh Lawson is an artist based in Belfast who has written a blog about the vibrant local contemporary visual arts scene for the last ten years. Previously starting as a participant then manager she ran cross-community cross border development programmes for 13 years.
Originally from Portaferry and Strangford she is a Fulbright scholar and graduate of Winchester School of Art.
Bronagh is a co-founder of the Hydrangea project a Belfast — a Chicago collaboration which uses contemporary art underpinned with art therapy to act as a healing mechanism. Her book 'Belfast City of Light: Looking and Listening to Belfast Come with Me' is based on her experience as a non-churchgoer attending every church in Belfast for a service during 2019.
Are you a woman who has thought of having a career in the TV or film industry? If so, you would have enjoyed the recent initiative from Paula Crickard head of post-production at Millennium studio Hollywood, LA.
WHAT is late-night art and how important is it to the city of Belfast?
To view the work of an artist who has a lifetime experience is a treat – as proved by the Peter Meanley solo exhibition which is opening on Thursday, May 5 during Late Night Art in Craft NI, Royal Avenue.
Saint Joseph’s in Sailortown has been a long-haul project in order to get the ex-Catholic Church building, and now community facility, firstly waterproofed and then made into a welcoming place for events.
CREATED by Collective Act, bringing together Turner Prize-winning artists Assemble, Grammy and Mercury-nominated composer Jon Hopkins and a team of leading technologists, scientists and philosophers, Dreamachine is coming to Belfast.
Last Sunday at Saint Patrick's Church of Ireland on the Newtownards Road, I listened as the Reverend John Cunningham explained to the congregation some of the Irish etymology of Ballymacarrett (Baile Mhic Ghearóid, MacGearóid's settlement) and Ballymena, to name but a few place names.
The only time I’ve witnessed a one-person production captivate the audience in the same way as Ruby Campbell in the Half Moon was Tony Devlin in '1981', his play about the hunger strikers.
On attending the Hume Foundation event in North Belfast last week, little did I think in parking my car that thirty minutes or so later a van would be parked close by to set off a security alert.
Rosie McGurran is no stranger to this column with her breakthrough experience of exhibiting at Féile an Phobail which catapulted her into her first professionally-written review and many opportunities both home and abroad.
Have you ever looked up at the stars and found yourself feeling infinitely small in comparison to the great expanse that is the cosmos? Or lamented about a lobby for more night lights along walkways when you know it will stop people being able to gaze at the stars?
As International Women’s Day nears and the intermittent spotlight focuses on the global majority, it's a good time to focus on some women in visual arts who, despite the odds staked against them, continue to develop their art practices.
WITH International Women’s Day around the corner as well as the UN Commission on the Status of Women coming up in New York, a number of individuals and groups locally are preparing to participate in these critical online sessions.
INTERESTING conversations are to be had in galleries. One that stood out for me this week was about the way certain “fringe art was in a gallery” when a historical exhibition about a local redevelopment would interest people more.
What is your relationship with wood? Can you enjoy and appreciate its curves and sinews? Ever marvelled at the knots or found yourself appreciating a well-carved object and wondering how wood is steamed into layers to bend?
Starting with the Pope in Saint Anne’s Cathedral and ending with the Archbishop of Canterbury in Saint Peter’s Cathedral, the 4 corners festival this year shifted people around the city.