Opening Group 01

21 July, 6-8pm

Alasdair Asmussen Doyle, Michelle McKeown, Jan Uprichard, Amy Mackle, Alessia Cargnelli, Paul Gaffney, Ronan Smyth, Patrick Hickey

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 12-5pm


Opening Group 02

03 August, 6-8pm

Victoria Patterson, Adriana Valderrama López, Deborah White, Beverly Irving Edwards, Natalie Wilson, Gerard Gibson, Philip Arneill, Sarah Tehan

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 12-5pm

Between matter and words

Alasdair Asmussen Doyle, Michelle McKeown, Jan Uprichard, Amy Mackle, Alessia Cargnelli, Paul Gaffney, Ronan Smyth, Patrick Hickey, Victoria Patterson, Adriana Valderrama López, Deborah White, Beverly Irving Edwards, Natalie Wilson, Gerard Gibson, Philip Arneill, Sarah Tehan

Ends 13 August 2022

Practice as research often sits uneasily in academic regulatory frameworks, yet this reflexive field plays a significant part in the identity and work of Ulster University, while also offering vital contributions to our wider cultures.

Study in this field, as Midgelow (2021) puts it, expresses and lays bare otherwise neglected, non-normative human epistemologies, ways of knowing and understanding deeply connected to the material and embodied.

Between matter and words seeks to foreground the diverse outcomes created by PhD researchers following this mode of investigation. The show will encompass works in progress as well as more summative results that arise from study in any field of the Arts, including but not limited to: painting, sculpting, designing, forming, weaving, throwing, playing, performing, making and writing. This collective coming together celebrates the centrality of research and practice at Ulster.


This project is supported by Ulster University.

Photo credit: Documentation of the Royal Loom’s restoration by Deborah White - PhD Researcher at Belfast School of Art - 2020.