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To mark the end of our 10th anniversary celebrations the MAC will present a major exhibition of new painting.

The MAC are delighted to announce that the following artists have been selected to participate in New Exits: 10 Years of Painting Shows.

Juste Bernotaite - Hannah Casey Brogan - Megan Burns - Daniel Coleman - Patrick Hickey - Aimee Melaugh - Tim Millen - Jane Rainey - Yasmine Robinson - Cameron Stewart - Kwok Tsui

New Exits whilst set within the context of the many significant painting exhibitions the MAC has presented since its inception, is primarily an opportunity to draw attention to and celebrate the painting practices that have emerged and continue to flourish through the work of graduates of the BA and MFA Fine Art courses at Belfast School of Art since 2012.

With art theorists and curators appearing to have fallen in love with painting again, and the critical debates around representation versus abstraction having dissolved, it seems that painters have re-asserted their relevance within our increasingly image saturated society.

Using artist and writer Thomas Lawson’s seminal 1981 Artforum essay, Last Exit: Painting, as an important touchstone for our exhibition, it could be said that the intervening 40 years have seen a constant ebb and flow in painting’s popularity and relevance, with the tide firmly back in its favour.

The exhibition acknowledges the close relationship and interdependencies of the Belfast School of Art and the MAC and how their proximity to each other has informed their work and contributed to the understanding of what it means to be a contemporary painter today.

The Sunken Gallery will become a space for conversation around painting with a rolling programme of talks, screenings and workshops exploring why painters and audiences continue to engage with this form of art making.

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  • Admission £3
Fri, 03 Feb 2023 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Sat, 04 Feb 2023 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Sun, 05 Feb 2023 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Wed, 08 Feb 2023 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Wed, 15 Feb 2023 11:00am - 5:00pm
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