It is six years since Ambulatorio Belfast was unveiled at the Flax Street / Crumlin Road Interface. This public art installation by Oscar Muñoz was commissioned by Golden Thread Gallery on behalf of Draw Down the Walls, as part of the London 2012 Festival. This current exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of the project and view the powerful visual record that remains.
Draw Down the Walls is a collaboration between North Belfast Interface Network, Lower Shankill Community Association and Golden Thread Gallery which was designed to create the conditions to imagine a city without barriers. The artwork was temporary, but it led to memorable conversations as well as demonstrating that creative thinking, combined with community involvement, can open gates and draw down walls.
Some of elements have been brought together in a fully illustrated book about the project, with essays by Slavka Sverakova, Andrea Theis and Peter Richards, along with stunning photographs of the artwork and a transcribed conversation with Ian McLaughlin, Breandán Clarke and Ruth Graham from the Draw Down the Walls team. Copies are available from the Golden Thread Gallery Book Store.
It was an exceptional project to be involved in and we are delighted to offer you an opportunity to view images from the project.
Golden Thread Gallery
84- 94 Great Patrick Street,
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