This exhibition in our Upper Gallery is currently closed.
This exhibition is currently closed due to ongoing Northern Ireland-wide restrictions.
Over lockdown, we captured four poetic responses to the exhibition by four local poets who performed their poems in the gallery, amongst the exhibition.
Scroll below to watch now.
Peter Liversidge, whose Sign Paintings for the NHS powerfully captured the public mood during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been commissioned by the MAC to produce a new body of work which will act as a reflection on the events of 2020.
Sign Paintings for Belfast is a celebration of communities, of cooperation, and of protest. The project is driven by a desire to make heard a multiplicity of local voices, and present an opportunity to raise important questions around the immediate societal challenges we face post COVID-19.
During the period leading up to the exhibition opening, Peter will set up a studio in the gallery producing the work on site. During this period of residency, Peter will work collaboratively with the MAC's Associate Partners to reflect their interests and concerns and inform the content of the exhibition.
Image credit: Peter Liversidge, Sign Paintings for the NHS
Poetic responses to the exhibition
For four weeks in January 2021, as our galleries remained closed, we shared four poetic responses to Sign Paintings for Belfast. Watch the poets; Matthew Rice, Sacha White, Dean Holt and Marcella Prince in action below.
Matthew Rice: The Eventful Truth
Sacha White: The Weather and the weather
Dane Holt: It Was Then
Marcella Prince: In Good Faith
We are grateful for sponsorship towards Peter Liversidge's exhibition Sign Paintings for Belfast from Lefranc Bourgeois
Our gallery programming is proudly supported by Gilbert-Ash