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This group exhibition features sculpture, installation, painting, photography, audio and film and represents some of the most exciting contemporary practices in Northern Ireland today.

The diverse artworks in this exhibition are brought together under the title mother tongue, a term that evokes our relationship to language, and our (dis)connection to the land, belonging, family and place.

Curated by Ciara Hickey and Alissa Kleist, exhibiting artists include Brown&Brí, Jane Butler, Myrid Carten, Mitch Conlon, Janie Doherty, Michael Hanna, Jacqueline Holt, Susan Hughes, Dorothy Hunter, Julie Lovett, Phillip McCrilly, Jan McCullough, Emily McFarland, Tara McGinn, Helouise O’Reilly, Robin Price, Jonathan H.S.Ross, Christopher Steenson, Thomas Wells, and Yasmeen Mohsen Zaher.

The 21 exhibiting artists participated in the Freelands Artist Programme, a UK wide artist development programme that took place between 2018 and 2023 supported by the
Freelands Foundation and run by PS² in Belfast.

This exhibition has been generously funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Freelands Foundation and Esme Mitchell Trust

Image credit: Michael Hanna, 0.1km (Milan 2), 2018, archival pigment print, 30 x 45 cm

mother tongue Exhibition Tour

Saturday 4th May, 2pm – 3pm £3

As part of CQAF curators Ciara Hickey and Alissa Kleist will provide a tour of mother tongue. Please reserve your ticket at www.themaclive.com

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Thu, 20 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, 23 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 25 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 26 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 27 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 28 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 29 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, 30 Jun 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 04 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 05 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 06 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, 07 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 09 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 10 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 11 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 13 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, 14 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 17 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 18 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 19 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 20 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, 21 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 23 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 24 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 25 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 26 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 27 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, 28 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 30 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 31 Jul 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm

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