So it’s open…. Belfast’s newest showpiece, The Mac, has finally opened its doors. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m very excited to spend quite a few lunch breaks pottering about and relaxing in what looks to be an amazing new space in the city.
Located in the Cathedral Quarter in the beautiful St Anne’s Square, the MAC is our brand new arts venue, which includes 3 art galleries, 2 Theatres (a 350 seater and 120 seater), a Cafe and a number of studios. Luckily the Cafe isn’t a McCafe with not a single Ronald McDonald in sight.
At the heart of the MAC’s opening season is ‘A People Observed’, an exhibition that brings together, for the first time, two artists L.S. Lowry and Belfast-born William Conor. Amazingly, this exhibition sees Lowry’s work coming to Northern Ireland for the very first time. Exhibits in the other two galleries include work from LA-based artist Robert Therrien, and local artists Nicholas Keogh and Maria McKinney.
And best of all, the exhibitions are free admission and are open Monday – Sunday 10am-7pm, late night Thursdays until 8pm.
The very second I get a chance to get there I’ll be letting you know, so make sure you are following my twitter account!