The MAC is fortunate to be located beside the Belfast School of Art and benefits immensely from the ongoing engagement we have with both staff and students.
As a near neighbour, we are aware of the devastating effect that COVID-19 has had on the BA and MFA Fine Art Class of 2020 with the cancellation of the final year shows. We are delighted to have, for our first reopening exhibition, a selection of work from the graduate class of 2020.
We want to make this exhibition experience memorable for both visitors and graduates and we are aware that the exchange between student and visitor during the degree shows on campus was very special. To replicate this experience we have a number of Graduate Guides present in our galleries who are excited to speak you directly about the art school experience and specifically around their work in the exhibition and the work of their fellow graduates.
The BA Fine Art course reflects and supports the diversity of contemporary art practice including Painting, Video, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing, Performance, Printmaking, Time-based work, and studies in History and Theory. Students are taught the practical, philosophical, contextual and professional aspects of art practice.
The MFA was established 1979 and has a long and proven track record of providing a rigorous studio-based programme with access to the expertise of a core staff of nationally and internationally recognised visiting artists. Within the studio and wider environments, the diversity of teaching input by staff and visiting artists reflects the range of approaches and contexts embraced.
Critical discourse on practice with an emphasis on analysis and self-reflection contributes to an understanding of contemporary art located within a larger cultural, social and political context.
Pre-booking your ticket to our exhibitions is now essential. Please click the Book Now button above to select the date and time that you would like to visit.
Your ticket also permits entry to exhibitions: Anthropology and Human Condition at Belfast Exposed Photography.
Anthropology highlights the work of a selection of recent MFA Graduates from Ulster University. The works presented are universally human and deeply personal navigations of current climates and a response to exactly this moment in time. The exhibition sits with the process of grief and walks along the borders of small towns and fallen cities.
Human Condition highlights recent graduates from the BA in Photography and Video at Ulster University. The works presented are a broad exploration of human existence plunging into topics from water quality to fluid gender expression and roles. Further observations on mental health spanning youth to retirement, isolation, healing, and recreational space.