Follow the yellow footprints for some creative inspiration
Fifty yellow footprints have been installed temporarily on a route running from Botanic Gardens in south Belfast to the Waterworks Park in north Belfast as part of the #cityasagallery programme.
Funded by Belfast City Council and delivered by PLACE, #cityasagallery is a programme of free events running until November 2016, including photographic exhibitions, art trails, art collages in cafés, sculpture, music, temporary art installations, film, walking tours and more.
Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston said: “#cityasagallery is about getting everyone thinking about the art that surrounds us everywhere and every day. Art isn’t just something that is found in galleries. Art is everywhere. You can find it on our streets, in our parks, on the buildings that surround us. It’s what helps give Belfast its unique character.
“I’m looking forward to seeing lots of people out and about this autumn, exploring the creativity that the yellow footprints lead them to discover.”
Conceived by artists Cori Moore and Fré Sonneveld, the footprints are positioned so that when people stand on them, they will see an overlooked, forgotten or unusual piece of “public art”.
People are being encouraged to stand on the footprints (which will be in place until 25 October), take a picture of what they see and tweet their photographs using #cityasagallery.
On 13 October, an online, alternative public art map will be launched at www.cityasagallery.placeni.org, revealing the unusual artworks in and around the city centre which the yellow footprints lead to.
You can learn more about the inspiration behind the map by coming along to the launch event at 1pm on Thursday 13 October at PLACE, 7-9 Lower Garfield Street. This will be followed by a workshop with the artists, Moore and Sonneveld from 1.30pm-2.30pm. The workshop is free to attend, but you must reserve your space online at www.placeni.org/events.html or by calling 028 9023 2524.
A full programme of #cityasagallery events is available to download at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/citygallery