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Rohr, Doris (2009) Belfast Docks. [Body of work]

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Abstract

The theme of urban redundancy is the subtext for a body of work addressing the site-specific locale of the dockland area in Belfast. Using drawing and photo intaglio processes, this body of work aimed to review the industrial past from a subjective perspective. Urban regeneration sometimes suffers from an artificial positive development agenda, at the same time the past becomes romanticized and fixed in meanings. Underlying conceptual concerns in regard to the fabrication of landscape and the role of memory and emotion are philosophically underpinned by writings of Henry Lefevbre, Simon Shama and Edward S Casey.A number of drawings and photo- intaglios have been produced for the research project on Belfast Docks:Belfast Docks (photo intaglio) submitted to 2nd Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition. Peer reviewed selection panel. The artefact was exhibited under birth country of originator (Germany in this case) online http://www.interprint.su.ac.th/inter2/html/directory.html#.i It has also been published in a hard copy exhibition catalogue.This exhibit is linked with other research outcomes, notably a commission to produce a series of drawings and prints investigating the sense of place evident in Belfast Docks as invited artist for RUA: Shipyard I: Towards Drawing Offices (Pencil on Paper, 90 x 107 cm Exhibit No 119) and Shipyard II: From Drawing Offices (Pencil on Paper, 84 x 122 cm Exhibit No 120) were exhibited at 127th Annual Exhibition of Royal Ulster Academy 2008. As the 127th Annual Exhibition of Royal Ulster Academy was held in the Harland and Wolff former Drawing Offices, the exhibited drawings contributed to a site-specific interpretation of the Dockland area. Shipyard I: Towards Drawing Offices has been published in accompanying exhibition catalogue, and has been sold to a private collector. The exhibition selection panel included Rita Duffy, Graham Gingles, Victor Sloan, Daniel Clarke, Dr Suzanne Lyle (Arts Council Northern Ireland). The Arts Council Northern Ireland has subsequently purchased two drawings from this body of work (Acquisition Panel 2010 ): Belfast Harbour: Dockland Dark View and Submerged (Drawing). ACNI acquisition has toured as part of group show: Contemporary Artists from Northern Ireland, Brussels, Brussels Platform: a collaboration between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels designed to showcase local artists on a European stage, 23rd September 2011 - 3rd February 2012.

Item Type:Body of work
Keywords:industry, redundancy, landscape, drawing, print
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Conflict
Named items:
TitleMediaDescriptionDimensionsDuration
Belfast Docksphoto intagliolimited edition of five 27 x 20 cms2009
Shipyard I: Towards Drawing Officespencil drawing on paperdrawing of Harland and Wolf offices 90 x 107 cm 2008
Shipyard II: From Drawing Offices pencil drawing on paperview from Harland and Wolf Drawing Offices84 x 122 cm2008
Belfast Harbour Series: Dark View Docklandspencil drawing on paperdrawing of contemporary harbour/ ferry terminal area of Belfast Docks60 x 48 cm2008
SubmergedMixed media: graphite, white acrylics on paperAtmospheric drawing of dockland area during poor visibility100 x 70 cm2009
Date:2009
ID Code:5680
Deposited By:Ms Doris Rohr
Deposited On:04 Jan 2010 15:55
Last Modified:17 Feb 2012 13:59

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