The Lagan Exhibition opened on Thursday 3rd April 2014 at our city centre gallery in Linenhall Street as part of Late Night Art with over 200 visitors!
The Lagan Exhibition is a celebration by artists young and old of the river Lagan and its communities. The wide range of work from traditional landscape through to expressionist and abstract, reflects the Engine Room Gallery's desire to give artists freedom to express their own feelings about the river and the many communities that stretch along it's banks, especially in the Belfast area.
From the romance of the Shaw's Bridge area around Stranmillis, Botanic, the Holy Land, Gasworks, Markets, Short Strand, Newtownards Road and Sydenham. The diverse landscape in a few miles spans beauty, commerce and heavy industry, all with living communities centred around them.
A central part of the exhibition is the work Liam de Frinse has done on the Lagan towpath 'The Lagan Love Poem' and has a mix of installation, painting, print and poetry. Many other artists have responded to the project with a wide range of art practice, which makes a wonderful and diverse show
The gallery also played host to 'Callings', a live performance workshop with Vernon Carter on Saturday 5th April at 2.30pm. The performance was based on bird callings and participants used instruments and found objects to rehearse and perform to the public