Late Night Art: Thursday 25 April, from 6pm

mother tongue

Offsite exhibition at The MAC, curated by Ciara Hickey and Alissa Kleist

Brown&Brí (Rachel Brown and Brighdín Farren), Jane Butler, Myrid Carten, Mitch Conlon, Janie Doherty, Michael Hanna, Jacqueline Holt, Susan Hughes, Dorothy Hunter, Julie Lovett, Phillip McCrilly, Jan McCullough, Emily McFarland, Tara McGinn, Helouise O’Reilly, Robin Price, Jonathan H.S.Ross, Christopher Steenson, Thomas Wells, and Yasmeen Mohsen Zaher

Ends 31 July 2024

​This group exhibition features sculpture, installation, painting, photography, audio and film made in the past six years that represents some of the most exciting contemporary practices in Northern Ireland today. The diverse artworks in this exhibition are brought together under the title mother tongue, a term that evokes our relationship to language, and our (dis)connection to the land, belonging, family and place. ​

The 21 exhibiting artists participated in the Freelands Artist Programme, a UK-wide artist development programme that took place between 2018 and 2023 supported by the Freelands Foundation and run by PS² in Belfast. Other host partners included Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh), G39 (Cardiff), and Site Gallery (Sheffield). There will be a public programme to accompany the exhibition including talks, screenings and tours. 

More information available on The MAC's website.

Generously supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Esme Mitchell Trust and Freelands Foundation. 

Image credit: Michael Hanna, 0.1km (Milan 2), 2018, archival pigment print, 30 x 45cm