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Platform enlisted the talents of photographer Simon Mills to document the exhibition. Here are a selection of his excellent images. In my experience good documentation is always important, this sense was heightened for ‘Rule Driven’ because Covid restrictions meant the public were not permitted to enter the gallery space, only catch fleeting glimpses from Connswater shopping mall windows.

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drawings, drum kit, sculpture and projected video
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John Macormac is a recipient of a Support for the Individual Artist Programme award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Over the duration of ‘Rule Driven’ at Platform Arts Belfast in Connswater Shopping Centre I worked on a large scale chalk drawing to activate the space. Passing shoppers stopped for a look, some were intrigued and asked me to explain what I was doing, others seemed totally bemused.

John Macormac is a recipient of a Support for the Individual Artist Programme award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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I set myself the task of having a couple of new drawings ready for Culture Night Belfast on Friday last week. We had an open evening at Cathedral Studios. This is as far as I got with the drawings, the one on the left needs more work.

 

 

 

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I was pleased to be asked to do a wall drawing in the vault artist studios members’ room, formerly the reception area of Tower Street Belfast Met. Pool table, leather sofa and bespoke bar are out of shot.

I’m not certain it is finished, if I work more layers on it I’ll post up the results.

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These are¬†finished in the sense that any art work ever is. I could keep working at them adding more layers but judge it’s time to paint over them and start again.

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Blue Whale are thrilled to have moved in to Vault Artist Studios, alongside almost 90 other creative practitioners. I did a bit of decorating of the outside of our space tonight.

 

 

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I keep returning to this drawing and working over it, an hour or two at a time. I hypothesise that eventually the individual lines will no longer be visible in the general morass of chalk.

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I made these two geometric chalk on board pieces as a commission for Art Loves. They are both 110cm squared and to be hung as a diptych.

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