BL CK B X: Seamus Harahan
shiney wet stones

14 February, 2018
– 10 March, 2018
Wed-Sat, 12pm – 5pm
Waterlow Park Centre

For the second in our series of monthly exhibitions of artists’ moving image, BL CK B X, LUX are delighted to present shiney wet stones, a body of video works by 2015 Jarman Award-winning artist, Seamus Harahan.
shiney wet stones
More hope. Six short films extricated from the undergrowth of the cold open series. The unfinished work was shot across 2007 to 2008, around Hopefield Avenue and the Waterworks in north Belfast, another “garden for the gardenless” much like Waterlow Park. And less. And more.
Exhibition title and included film are eponymous to the song from Robyn G Shiels‘ debut album ‘A Lifetime of Midnights’ – No Dancing Records, Belfast. January 1, 2008.

Related Events

Opening Event
Saturday 17 February, 2pm-5pm
“Upon a strange path you are going”

“Thomas McCarthy will sing some old Irish songs. From Birr, County Offaly, he is an Irish Traveller from a long line of old traditional singers, musicians and storytellers.
As such, he is custodian of the McCarthy family repertoire, tracing a parallel history and indigenous culture of Ireland, going back over 1,000 years.” -Seamus Harahan
More info here

LUX Breakfast Opening
Wednesday 28 February, 9am-10.30am

LUX is pleased to invite local residents, community groups and businesses to a free breakfast event at its building in Waterlow Park. Join us for coffee, tea and pastries, meet our team and other locals as well as visit our current exhibition. All welcome, drop in any time between 9 – 10.30am

Seamus Harahan Shiny Wet Stones
the garden of daisies (cold open series), Seamus Harahan, 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Seamus Harahan grew up in London and East Tyrone and lives and works in Belfast. Harahan is an ex-director of Catalyst Arts Belfast, was an artist in residence at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2015), received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists (2009) and represented Northern Ireland in the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). Screenings and exhibitions include: Fact or Fiction, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2015; 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival (Jury Award, 2014); Cold Open / Before Sunrise, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2014); Assembly, A survey of Recent Artists’ Films and Video in Britain 2008-13, Tate Britain, London (2013-2014); Nought to Sixty, ICA, London (2008). He is the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.


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