To Make A Monument: East Belfast Walk

To Make A Monument: East Belfast Walk
Legacies of labour, manufacturing and trade influencing the social fabric and contemporary landscape of East Belfast.


1:30PM – 2:30PM

Starts Jean’s Wool Shop, 26 Cregagh Road, Belfast


Join Household for a guided walk of the Cregagh Road in East Belfast, where the Belfast-based art organisation has commissioned artist Jan McCullough to create a temporary artwork that responds to untold acts and histories of labour, care and maintenance.

We will visit Jan McCullough’s new artwork, hear about the AE McAlpine photographic archive that inspired it and the heritage of the area, and explore how the legacies of labour, manufacturing and trade in East Belfast have influenced the social fabric and contemporary landscape of this neighbourhood. During the walk, we will stop at several local businesses where artworks made by local schoolchildren are displayed and refreshments will be served.

This event is made possible through funding provided by Belfast City Council, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and the Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics.

Please meet at Jean’s Wool shop, 26 Cregagh Road at 1:25 PM, and wear weather appropriate clothing as this is an outdoor event.

About the artist

Jan McCullough is a visual artist working with photography, sculpture and installation. She was recently Artist in Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and at Lightwork in Syracuse, New York. Recent exhibitions include NOUA, Bodø, Norway; The Complex, Dublin; PS², Belfast; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Draiocht, Dublin; Freelands Gallery, London; The Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry-Londonderry; Czong Institute for Contemporary Arts, South Korea; Filter Space, Chicago, USA and Landskrona Museum, Sweden. Her work is held in private and public collections internationally, including The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Arts Council of Ireland and Light Work New York.

About Household

Household is a collectively led organisation that supports the production of high quality art that connects people and place. We have worked with hundreds of artists to create critical, engaged, site-specific projects experienced by thousands of people in unusual, underused and overlooked places and neighbourhoods across the city.

Event Partner: Household


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