Sunday, June 11, 2006

Coverage of Ormeau Baths Gallery reopening

The Sunday Times included a brief comment on Thursday night’s openings at the Ormeau Baths Gallery – both inside and outside the building.

The controversial Ormeau Baths Gallery, re-opened in Belfast last week with rival exhibitions both inside and outside the building. The gallery, which was closed in February after losing its arts council funding, is now under new management. On Thursday it re-opened with an exhibition of contemporary art, while supporters of the previous management staged an “Ormeau Baths Gallery in Exile” exhibition in a van parked outside the gallery and an exuberant launch party on the steps of the building.

Alan McBride wrote a belated thank you to the patient staff of the (old) Ormeau Baths Gallery.

And Jett Loe covered the reopening in a huge posting on his Letter to America blog, with mention promised on this week’s LTA podcast (due out on Monday night).

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