New Exhibition At Down Arts Centre: Stormont – A Sense of Place


New Exhibition At Down Arts Centre: Stormont – A Sense of Place

In March 2016 a successful collaboration between the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Belfast School of the Art produced 16 pieces of artwork exploring aspects of Northern Ireland’s history and future. Artists were asked to create an illustration in response to an aspect of a shared history and future through a visual exploration of Parliament Buildings and Stormont Estate.

The pictures were exhibited in Parliament Buildings during the summer and will now be on display in various locations throughout Northern Ireland. The artwork, along with information on the Assembly and the new mandate will reach audiences across the country, encouraging people to participate in the political process and engage with the Assembly and their MLA’s.

The artwork by students from the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University was commissioned by former Speaker Mitchel McLaughlin and was on display in the Great Hall, Downpatrick from March to September 2016.

The exhibition is open from Friday 2 to Friday 23 December in Down Arts Centre and is available for viewing during normal centre opening hours.

In association with this exhibition, six local MLA’s will host a ‘Get Involved’ event. The event will be part of the Assembly Community Connect (ACC) initiative which aims to help local communities connect with their local MLA’s and its Committees.

This event will be held in Down Arts Centre on Wednesday 14 December from 9.30am to 2pm. Places must be booked in advance by calling NI Assembly on 028 9052 0321 or by emailing:

Check out the Stormont Exhibition at the Down Arts Centre running from Friday 2-23 December.