Freelands Artist Programme

September 2018 - September 2023

The Freelands Artist Programme was created to support and enhance collaboration between 80 emerging artists and four arts organisations from across the UK, to build and strengthen professional arts practice outside of London. As with all the Foundation’s initiatives to date, the programme was established following extensive research into the current landscape of post-university support for emerging artists in the UK. Alongside PS², Belfast/ Northern Ireland are Site Gallery, Sheffield, England; g39 in Cardiff, Wales and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Walk and sketch in the park

Walk and sketch in the park

June 2019 - September 2019

series of free walking and sketching events with Sharon Kelly and Cilla Wagner

Temporary Places

April 2013 - August 2013

Art and community project at an interface in North Belfast. A collaboration between New Lodge Arts, PS² and Skegoneill & Glandore Common Purpose.

UP- Down. 4 community art workshops + 1 Village Fair

February 2011 - May 2011

Testing ideas and practices into rural cultural projects in the village of Ballykinlar, Co Down


May 2009 - October 2010

Collaborative network for local cultural production and trans-local dissemination

Lead organization: aaa (Paris)
Co-organizations: cultural agencies, Istanbul
public works, London ;
Agency, Sheffield;
PS², Belfast.
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city supplements

May 2009 - June 2009

An alternative urban survey. Urban art project+ publication+ workshops+ walking tours . Participating artists: Gemma Anderson, Miriam de Búrca, Keith Winter, Lisa Malone, Kevin Flanagan, Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell, Phil Hession.

Space Shuttle

March 2006 - April 2007

Six projects of urban creativity and social interaction. Participating artists and groups- Mission1>Call Centre Collective [Aoife Ludlow; Doris Rohr; Ruth Morrow; Emma McClintock; Saoirse Higgins]; Mission 2> Sarah Browne & Gareth Kennedy; Mission 3>Aisling O'Beirn; Mission 4>Siraj Izhar ; Mission 5>Mick O’Kelly; Mission 6>Amy Russell

street archaeology

November 2005 - November 2005

street archaeology, an audio-visual biography of Donegall Street, Belfast. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: aaa, Paris; Seamus Harahan, Belfast; Grace Weir, Dublin; Dave Beech, Manchester; Chris Murphy, Belfast; Mark Orange, New york ; Gillian McIver, London. With contributions from Biggy Bigmore, Dan Jewesbury and Ruth Morrow



Six Projects of Urban Creativity and Social Interaction
Published by PS², Belfast 2007
96 pages, price £5
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city supplements

An alternative urban survey
Published by PS², Belfast 2009
48 pages + 7A3 pull out supplements, price £5.
ISBN: 978-0-9555358-1-9
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Book Contributions

The Social (Re)Production of Architecture

Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice
Edited by Doina Petrescu and Kim Trogal . Routledge, 2017.


Learn To Act. Introducing Eco Nomadic School

Edited by Kathrin Böhm,Tom James and Doina Petrescu. Published by aaa, 2017.
A pdf of the publication is availabl at:



Edited by Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou,
Nishat Awan.
Published by atelier d’architecture autogérée,
Paris 2010. Price: £22
ISBN 978-2-9530751-13
A free PDF of the book is available for downloading