12.00pm 25th - 5.00pm 27th March

Explore alleys. Discover art.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our relationships with public space across the city. The oft-neglected network of entries and alleyways between Belfast’s terrace houses in particular are underutilised spaces which hold great potential for civic activism as has been seen in community initiatives such as Wildflower Alley or Open Ormeau.

In this unusual and super-socially distanced exhibition, local artists and designers will use the emergent ‘Belfast Alley Map’ developed by project partners 9ft in Common, to locate several artistic interventions in alleyways across south and east Belfast, responding to the liminal and transitory nature of these ‘in-between spaces’ and their untapped potential.

Audiences are encouraged to use the map to seek out the exhibition pieces IN REAL LIFE and engage with these underused spaces in the process. Visitors can also share their own experiences and thoughts prompted by these explorations using #limin-alley on social media to contribute to a wider discourse on the future of these spaces.

The works will also be presented online at www.liminalspacebelfast.com as a sequel to the first alleyway exhibition presented by event curator Meadhbh McIlgorm and friends in Oct 2020… but where’s the fun in that when you have an excuse to explore the lesser walked paths of the city.

Liminal Belfast is a platform for pop-up exhibitions ‘in-between spaces’ developed by artist and creative producer Meadhbh McIlgorm.

Limin-alley, which is a partnership project of Liminal Space Belfast and 9ft in Common, is supported by the Imagine! Belfast Festival and funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Find out more: liminalspacebelfast.com 9ft in common meadhbhmcilgorm.com starlingstart.com studioidir.com instagram

date & time

date & time

12.00pm 25th – 5.00pm 27th March


8x alleyways in Belfast


This virtual event is free

event partners