Barry Mulholland is a Belfast based Visual Artist and studio member at Flax Art Studios. Holds a MA in Visual Arts Practices from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dublin, 2015 and BA Fine & Applied Art at Ulster University, 2010. Previously a co-director of Platform Arts Belfast. Recent solo shows include Bogeyman, exhibited as part of TACTICAL MAGIC, curated by Kerry Guinean at TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, 2019. Awards include, The Taylor Art Award 2012 at the RDS Visual Arts Awards, Dublin. Currently supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Upcoming Shows: Pallas Project, Dublin, May 2020.
Responding to the current political crisis, Border referendums and Brexit fears- Barry Mulholland develops a site-specific installation that re-purposes visual propaganda, offering an alternative audience experience to new political spaces we now find ourselves in. Working towards the idea that the ‘political’ can manifest as an object, that expands original content beyond intended meaning and towards a greater spatial and visual experience.