in Belfast: 8 Oct - 8 Nov
Ormeau Baths Gallery
Trish Belford, Interface, University of Ulster
“Wonderful Wonderland! A project filled with wisdom and great people, aesthetically and scientifically raising the awareness of real worries of the world. Making the dresses and seeing them disappear brings a strange sadness but proves that the Wonderland metaphor really works. I am looking forward to bringing the beauty and challenge achieved in London and Sheffield to the people of Northern Ireland.”
Wonderland Belfast appeared at Ormeau Baths Gallery, 18a Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS - Ormeau Baths Gallery
To view images of the exhibition and events please see the image library page. Events that ran alongside the exhibition are listed below.
"I love how interactive Wonderland is towards encouraging visitors, volunteers and staff to take part in the exhibition. It’s unusual to have a show that allows each piece of work to change and dissolve each day. It’s exciting to be part of changing ideas towards an everyday material.” Visitor, 22 October
"Wonderland helps convey serious message and themes in interesting and truly beautiful ways.” Visitor, 24 October
Q & A with Helen Storey, Tony Ryan (University of Sheffield) and Trish Belford (Interface University of Ulster). This session is a chance for you to question the leaders on the Wonderland project and aims to generate discussion on the implications and solutions opened up by the project. This session is open to everyone and is particularly relevant to school groups and students.
Masterclass at OBG with Trish Belford, Aoife Ludlow and Emma McClintock from Interface (University of Ulster). The Interface team will talk through their role in the project with hands on demonstrations of the processes involved during the making of the ‘disappearing dresses’. This is a unique opportunity to have a go at testing out these new materials for yourself, using some of the most cutting edge textile technologies available today.
Family Recycling Workshop:
Family Workshop with Aoife Ludlow and Emma McClintock from Interface. A one off workshop for families using Interface technologies to create new art work from the old. This is a workshop based around the core ideas of sustainability and recycling that underpin the ‘Wonderland’ project to create one off art pieces and is designed to make you rethink your own family’s waste production and energy consumption.
A fun family workshop with Debbie Merrigan. A chance for the whole family to get involved and learn about the wonderful world of science. Make your own flubber, create explosions while learning about the wonderland project. Suitable for children from 5+.
Frills & Fashion Workshop:
Textile Workshop with Aoife Ludlow and Emma McClintock suitable for 15 years +. Bring in a piece of material, whether an old pillowcase, a pair of jeans or a t-shirt and spend the afternoon using the latest technologies from Interface to transform them into something spectacular. Refreshments provided. During the run of Wonderland, a dedicated space for workshops and an education resource room were provided. Tours and workshops were available to school groups/ community groups throughout the exhibition.
For more information on the workshops please contact the education officer Ciara Hickey
Creative Youth Partnerships
T: 0289 032 1402
For information on Creative Youth Partnership’s Wonderland education programme and for more details of education activities linked to Wonderland please see our education site
Primitive Streak in Belfast 8 Oct – 8 Nov
10 dresses from Helen Storeys first art/science collection Primitive Streak which chronicles the first 1000 hours of human life were shown at the University of Ulster, York Street, Belfast.
For further details and for education events linked to this exhibition please see the education site
Lesley Quinn, Creative Youth Partnerships Development Officer NEELB
T: 0289 448 2268
For more information on the project and for images click here
Last updated 21st November 2008