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Metaphor, simile and story-telling are at the heart of local architectural practice, Hall McKnight’s work.

Part of the Belfast International Arts Festival

For the prestigious 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, La Biennale di Venezia, their work was presented as an ensemble. The large-scale installation cross-referenced a number of their projects including the re-imagining of new civic spaces from a variety of different perspectives.

The Festival is honoured and delighted to be able to bring home this major and critically acclaimed installation for a special presentation in partnership with both the Ulster University and the British Council. Unique Instruments, Expectant Spaces – Ancillary Programme. This exhibition will be accompanied by free public talks at Ulster University reflecting on the architect as “artist”; how Henry James’ preface to The Portrait of a Lady influenced the creation of the installation; and the role of the architect in addressing the unspoken wishes of people they have never met.

In addition, architects Hall McKnight will engage with students and practitioners across various disciplines at Belfast School of Art and Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment to produce and exhibit their own responses to a selected literary quote or translation. Plans are also being made for a free schools workshop led by Hall McKnight.

For further details, check festival website or contact enquiries@belfastinternationalartsfestival.com

Ulster University

  • 25-51 York Street
  • Belfast
  • BT15 1ED

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Belfast International Arts Festival

  • 109-113 Royal Avenue
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 1FF

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