1st August to 1st September.
Gintlíocht is an exhibition of contemporary artwork on the theme of heritage skills and crafts, as part of August Craft Month and Linen Biennale. Supported by PSsquared, Belfast, the exhibition brings together eight artist/artist groups who will be showing work on the theme across the site, for the month of August. These artists are: Susan Hughes, Dorothy Hunter, Tara McGinn, Emma Brennan, artist collaborators Sinéad Bhreathnach Cashell, Jayne Cherry and Alice Clarke, Grace McMurray, Gerard Carson and collective Soft Fiction Projects.
The word Gintlíocht in Irish translates to an unexplainable manipulation of materials, so this metamorphosis could be described as sorcery.
Their artistic practice spans traditional methods and materials into contemporary practice and approaches working in mediums of sculpture, textile, photography and video, as well as live performance. Each of the artists are rooted in the contemporary art scene in Belfast and bringing these works into the unfamiliar setting of the Ulster Folk Museum can inform our thinking of traditional methods and how they have impacted our lives today.
This exhibition is part of August Craft Month and the Linen Biennale 2023, supported by PSsquared, Belfast.