23rd July, 5pm-late
Since the inaugural show in September 2008, Space Delawab has gained a reputation as an unique alternative art space in Belfast, known for showing a wide variety of artists at both a local and international level in one of the more unusual and charming venues in the country.
(Needless to say, this was quite a send-off. Thanks sincerely to all those who took part.)
After two years we decided to plan our own death. In order to give Delawab the glorious send off she deserves we hosted one final group exhibition ‘Death to Delawab’ which took place on the penultimate weekend in July 2010, opening Friday 23rd. For this exhibition we occupied both the inside and outside of the house with all manner of performance, events, installations and happenings and were hugely excited by the potential this show offers artists and visitors. As has occurred over the last two years a mixing of art and music scenes once again culminated for the last time in the combination of an opening and then later in the evening live music and dancing. The exhibition remained in the house for post opening reviewers and for documentation, opening on Monday 26th for 2 weeks.
Work was exhibited in various spaces not limited to our Garden, Driveway/Shrubbery, Entrance/ Porch, Side Garden, Rear Yard, Rear Toilet, Parlour, Drawing Room, Living Room, Hall, Stairs, Bathroom, WC, Delawab’s White Cube, Loft Bedroom, Terrace and Landings.
McAleese & Miskimmin
Shipsides & Beggs
curated by Keith Winter, Ciara Hickey and Project Managed by Claire Hall.
In true Delawab fashion we averted our gaze from art to music later in the evening as Logicparty (Dublin) and Not Squares (Belfast) brought their dirty synth-fuelled whambo-discos to our living-room to put to death what has been quite enough good fun in this town.
The Death to Delawab one-off zine is available for £3 on the night. All funds go towards artists and the greater good.
(black tie recommended)