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PAVES 3rd - 20th September 2009
Opening: 6pm – 9pm, Thursday 3rd September
Project Space
Golden Thread Gallery

Poshya Kakl, Anne Bean, Vlasta Delimar, Efi Ben-David, Sinead O’Donnell
On the 3rd September the Golden Thread Gallery will launch the Belfast phase of the PAVES project: a collaborative journey that has already taken place in London and Croatia. Sinead O’Donnell, as Belfast’s PAVES artist, will begin an evolving creative dialogue/exploration in the Project Space in the Golden Thread Gallery on 3rd September and will be joined on the 13th of September by Poshya Kakl, Anne Bean, Vlasta Delimar and Efi Ben-David. The Project Space will serve as a base and workspace for the collective, while they explore Belfast as a site. The artists will respond to the city and to each other in many ways: sharing ideas, actions, notations, drawings and all the things that inform their creative process during their time in this city. On the 19th of September, between 1pm and 3pm, the artists will make their presentation and invite the audience to enjoy conversations with the artists about their process and approach.

Anne Bean, the initiator of the PAVES project, grew up in Zambia. She and has spent time in Iraq and Croatia and has been struck by the different ways in which recent political upheavals have directly or indirectly informed the work of artists, particularly of certain women. The women in PAVES have all used their bodies in their work to make strong, powerful and passionate works, where the interplay of personal and political meet and have vivid ‘conversations.'

Reflecting on how the intense, wider political context inevitably sculpts artists’ work, PAVES is a year-long collaboration between the artists Poshya Kakl, Anne Bean, Vlasta Delimar, Efi Ben-David and Sinead O’Donnell. PAVES is supported by the British Council’s Creative Collaboration programme, the Arts Council England and Form Associates.
Timetable of events for PAVES
3rd September, 6pm – 9pm: PAVES launch night.
13t – 19th September: artists activate the Project Space for this unique process- led project.
19th September: artist’s presentation and conversation.

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