Belfast-based artist David Turner exhibits his unique portraits of famous world leaders as ordinary young people created using Lego bricks or Hama Beads.

With these original works the artist draws upon and rejects the portrait tradition of the great and powerful as he “de-idealises” their representations, and confers on them a private and playful quality.

Through these pieces Turner continues to explore political themes which are at the core of his work. The artist invites viewers to imagine the leaders as more ordinary, at an age when different life paths were possible, before their decisions shaped their career and their involvement in conflicts.



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Jane Rainey at the Bullitt Hotel, Church Lane (Mon-Sun 7am-12pm, 4-5pm, after 10pm)
Grace McMurray at Café Torino, Royal Avenue (Mon-Sat 7.30am-4.30pm)
Lisa Ballard & Kevin Miller at Clements Coffee, Royal Avenue (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm)
Trina Hobson at Clements Coffee, Rosemary Street (Mon-Fri 7.30-5pm, Sat 8.30-5pm, Sun 12.30pm-5pm)

Opening receptions
on Thursday 3 May Bullitt Hotel, 6-9pm, Café Torino 7.30-9.30pm

Art Trail tour with the curator on Saturday 12 May, 11.00am- 12.30pm & 2pm – 3.30pm, starting from Clements Coffee in Royal Avenue. FREE (some spaces left for 2pm)

The Art Trail takes art lovers on a journey through the Cathedral Quarter to discover exciting works by accomplished artists based in the quarter and other studios in Belfast.

This unique trail showcases original pieces by award winning painters Lisa Ballard, Trina Hobson and Jane Rainey, and innovative artists Kevin Miller and Grace McMurray working with non-traditional materials. Viewers following the trail will discover diverse art works, from Ballard’s evocative landscapes, to Hobson’s representations of intriguing characters and stories, and Rainey’s fascinating imaginary worlds. Viewers will also see on display Miller’s captivating acrylic objects and McMurray’s delicate fabric and paper patterns.

The Art Trail is curated by art consultant Francesca Biondi

Dave Sinclair Exhibition

Monday – Friday, 11am – 6pm

Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Public Preview: Thurs 3 May, 6 – 9pm

Photographer Dave Sinclair began photographing his home town of Liverpool, the people, derelict factories, docks and protests in the 1980s. He started working for the Militant newspaper in 1984.

In 1988 Dave visited Belfast to document that year’s May Day rally and other events. The show will consist on 60 original prints. The spine of the exhibition is the archive of May Day 30 years ago. A unique quality record of the only non-sectarian public event of the time, which resisted the attempts of others to claim it.

The exhibition is sponsored by NIC-ICTU, NIPSA, UNISON and UNITE.

ArtCetera will host a series of public talks during the month of May.


TRANSACTIONS is an exchange between two prominent experimental artists’ groups, Mobius Artist Group in Boston and Bbeyond in Belfast, Northern Ireland.7 Mobius artists, Marilyn Arsem, Jimena Bermejo, Daniel DeLuca, Milan Kohout, Mari Novotny-Jones, Sandrine Schaefer, and Anna Wexler, have come to Belfast to perform new works specifically created for presentation in outdoor, pubic space.This exchange, which emphasizes Boston and Belfast’s relationship as sister cities, provides opportunities for artists working at the helm of experimental practice in live performance to learn from each other, share audiences, work across national and cultural contexts while building connections through the creation of new works.

In September, artists from Bbeyond will be travelling to Boston in order to complete the exchange.

Marilyn Arsem

Title: Regrouping

Date/Time: Thursday 3 May,12 noon to 6pm

Location: Front of Castle Court Shopping Centre

Daniel DeLuca

Title: Moving Messages

Date/Time: Friday 4 May,12 noon to 6pm,

Locations: From Markets area to Tigers Bay

Sandrine Schaefer

Title: Pace Investigations No. 9

Date/Time: Saturday 5 May, Sunrise to Sunset

Location: Exchange Place

Anna Wexler

Title: Tracks and Tracts

Date/Time: Saturday 5 May, 11am to 5pm,

Locations: Custom House Square and Queen’s Bridge (Big Fish) area.

Mari Novotny-Jones

Title: Passage

Date/Time: Thursday 10 May, 12noon to 8.30pm

Locations: beginning Exchange Place and moving about.

Milan Kohout

Title: Stolen Public Space

Date/Time: Friday 11 May, 3pm to 6pm,

Location: Lombard St

Bbeyond Performance Monthly meeting:

Date/Time: Saturday 12 May, 12noon

Location: Writers Square.

Jimena Bermejo

Title: What Not to Do in Belfast

Date/Time: Saturday 12 May, 4 to 5pm

Location: Anne St Underpass.

Botany of Silence – Photography Exhibition – Samantha Brown

Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

An exhibition documenting evidence of the Clark’s shoe factory being taken apart. Fallen roofs, walls and windows are eerily quiet at the end of the day. Machinery has settled into silence, leaving behind traces of activity. Scrap turned into random piles, giving form to the various materials – metal, concrete, glass and wood that disappear on the back of trucks. A representation of the passage of time.

Finally all that remains is an electricity substation sitting in the carpark.

Join us for a discussion with the artist on Thursday 3rd May at 6pm. Refreshments served.

PLACE has also developed a built environment themed bookshop stocking books and journals, plaster pieces from Model Citizen and textile work by Deborah Toner, as well as our own publications. Call in Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm!


Lisa and John

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Public Preview: Thurs 3 May 6-9pm

Artist Talk with David Moore: Fri 4 May 1pm

Lisa and John tells the story of two subjects from David Moore’s 1980’s series Pictures from the Real World, documenting working class communities in the photographers’ home-town of Derby.

This exhibition re-presents the project in a new form through an immersive installation of photographs, 3D maquettes, audio-visual works and a public performance of ‘The Lisa and John Slideshow’ at the MAC Belfast on Thursday 10 May.

Collaborating with Lisa and John, Moore seeks to question and discuss the nature of representation through photography and archives.



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