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Abandoned; Not Forgotten? | Group Exhibition at The Long Gallery, Belfast

1 to 30 June 2017

Artist Lise McGreevy, poet Jim Johnston, Composer Marie Therese Davis and Film maker Paul Whittaker. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy listening to original compositions, created by Marie Therese and Jim, and the debut showing of a short film created by Paul and Jim.

English is now the predominant language being spoken in Northern Ireland and Ireland; where once both the Irish and Ulster Scots languages were spoken fluently and their cultures endorsed as a way of life for centenaries, by society north and south of the border.

The remit for all four artists for this installation was to promote and embrace both traditions of our society’s cultures equally, and create an original body of work which they best felt answered the question:
The culture, heritage and language of our joint Irish and Ulster Scots history – is it abandoned; forgotten?

The reply by all four was a resounding “NO”.
This installation has been endorsed by MLA Pam Cameron to be shown at The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Belfast.

Please contact Lise McGreevy ( for further details