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Pollenators are involved with a diverse range of organisations and projects . Here are some of our other activities

Jayne Cherry

The Visualisation of Pain

University of Atypical, 21st -29th November

Jayne Cherry

Jayne Cherry exhibited and was involved in workshops for this event. 

This exhibition is a part of a wider research study led by Ulster University, PhD Researcher Niamh McConaghy. Participants are from both the University of Atypical and the charity Versus Arthritis, and all experience chronic pain in one form or another. The artwork shown in this exhibition is created in response to both the experienced psychosocial pain experience and visually documented pain experience over a two week period. This work investigates if a combination of language (through poetry) and visual art can articulate a more comprehensive way to communicate chronic pain, that is reflective of the total pain experience.

Northern Ireland Versus Arthritis ArthritisCare Arthritis Action Rheumatoid Arthritis Group Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group
#artsNI Belfast Visual Arts Forum Community Fine Art Belfast Belfast Art Galleries Ulster University


Zara Lyness

Tropical Ravine House, Botanic Gardens

Funded by the ACNI SIAP General Art Awards, Zara Lyness has installed 6 Parian porcelain Cryptolaemus bugs that will support education visits and talks by Botanic Gardens staff. The Australian Ladybird larvea are used as part of the ecological pest control methods in the Ravine House and Botanic Gardens greenhouses. To book a visit to learn more about the Ravine House follow the link.


Jayne Cherry

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

4th & 5th October

The Glens Centre Theatre Space

Jayne Cherry is making live performance work on Friday 4th October as part of the Somatic Distortion event that includes performance from an international gathering or artists including Alastair MacLennan, Fergus Byrne, Analía Beltrán í Janés, Fausto Grossi, Elvira Santamaría Torres, Rainer Pagel, Keike Twisselmann. Please see the link for schedule of performances and talks.


Niamh Clarke

Selected to exhibit in the RDS Art Awards 2019

Congratulations to Naimh Clarke for selection into the 2019 RDS Art Awards Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the RDS Concert Hall and will run from 18th - 24th October 2019.


Jayne Cherry & Zara Lyness

Belfast Artists Paper Society, Framewerk Gallery

Group exhibition of works on paper by BAPS


Sinéad Breathnach-Cashell & Zara Lyness

PS2, Belfast & Primary Studios, Nottingham

Expended Studio Project is artist-led and invites dialogue and exchange between fifteen Belfast-based visual artists and fifteen counterparts based at Primary in Nottingham. It offers a catalyst for new collaborations, production of new work, exposure to different skills and approaches and an enhanced network of practitioners, organisations and audiences in another region of the UK.

About the Project

Ongoing work

The Expanded Studio Project is a 6 month collaborative initiative between artists based in Belfast and resident artists at Primary. The aim of the project is to develop external relationships, exchange ideas and explore different modes of collaboration.

The Expanded Studio Project was initiated by Jane Morrow (PS² Curator in Residence) and by resident artists at Primary. It is jointly co-ordinated by Deirdre Morrissey (Belfast) and Nastassja Simensky (Nottingham). It is supported by Arts Council England and Belfast City Council.

Participating artists based in Belfast:
Alex Brunt; Barry Mulholland; Hannah McBride; Declan Proctor; Esther O’Kelly; Zara Lyness; Gerard Carson; Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell; Robin Price; Jackie Wylie; Thomas Wells; Heather Dornan Wilson; Sinead McKeever; Grace McMurray

Participating artists based in Nottingham:
Chris Lewis-JonesRoger SucklingRebecca GambleBruce AsbestosChristine StevensGeorgina BarneyInes GarciaLouisa ChambersMarek TobolewskiMik GodleyPete EllisRhiannon JonesNadim Chaudry; Sarah Tut; Paul Webber


Niamh Clarke

Artcetera Gallery

The Multi Culti Collective is a group of recent graduates of Fine Art from Ulster University who are showing a body of work as diverse as their ethnic backgrounds. The artists – Ausrine Suratkeviciute, Niamh Clarke, Amy Devlin, Marta Dyczkowska, Jessica Gunn, Maria Horvathova, Anna Horvathova, Bernie Mc Adam, Megan Mclaughlin, Sarah-Jane Mclaughlin and Anka Sikora hail from Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania and Northern Ireland.


Jayne Cherry, Alice Clark & Sinéad Breathnach-Cashell

Conway Mill

Practised Hands

Over forty years since production ended in Conway Mill, the Drying Room will be animated with automatic drawing machines, live performers and archive film. Artists Alice Clark and Jayne Cherry invite you to their mesmerising performance in harmony with scenes of the linen industry from the Digital Film Archive. The past and present will overlap as the gestures of current linen workers echo those from decades before. Join us on either night to discover what will emerge from this alchemy of raw materials and raw footage. Expect home grown flax, industrial waste and more. 


Jayne Cherry is an artist living and working in the countryside of Co.Down. She makes art to try to comprehend her personal experiences and emotional wanderings. Using intricate investigations with drawing, painting, needlework, sound, installation and live art performances she attempts to decipher any covert signs and leave clues that may be helpful to those who come behind her.

Alice Clark’s background is in weaving but after graduating from Ulster University with an MA in Fine Art in 2011 she has worked in a variety of media including drawing, making, installation, and performance. All relate in a broad sense to landscape and the environment. Her practice explores ways of relating to and interacting with natural and often live objects such as trees, plants and seeds.

This live cinema event is a partnership project by Northern Ireland Screen, Film Hub NI and Pollen Studio. It is curated by Sinéad Bhreathnach Cashell and funded by BFI Film Audience Network supported by the National Lottery. It is possible thanks to additional support from Belfast Film Festival, Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen, the GT Gallery and the Flax Visitor Centre. 

Conway Mill, Drying Room, 5-7 Conway Street, Belfast, BT13 2DE

Thursday 4th October 6:30-8:30pm and Friday 5th October 6:30-8:30pm.

Contact info@northernirelandscreen.co.uk with any questions. 

This event is part of the Linen Biennale. Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale celebrates the past, present and future landscape of linen through an extended arts festival, presented and hosted by multiple venues across the region. www.linenbiennalenorthernireland.com