PS² – Completely Silent and Terribly, Terribly Old – 19 Aug to 4 Sept

Image: Selma Makela, ‘Future Haunting’, from a series of cyanotypes on paper from glass plate negative, photographer unknown, 10cm x 10cm

Selma Makela, Nollaig Molloy, Euan Gébler, Susan Hughes; Curated by Susan Hughes

Opening: Thursday 19 August, 12pm – 8pm

“Away from the roar of the sea the island was quieter than the valley at home, completely silent and terribly, terribly old.” (Tove Jansson, 1948)

The artists in this exhibition, Selma Makela, Nollaig Molloy, Euan Gébler and Susan Hughes, have a curiosity about the materials under their feet and in their hands.

Seduced by particular spaces, they navigate their way quietly, unsure if they are grounded beings in an alien environment, or if they themselves are the aliens. If you came upon any one of these artists at work you might see them prod something spongy with a fingertip, turn a rock with a foot or stop stock still to listen to the air. You would equally find them rapt in conversation with a human they may have encountered; this act of gathering stories is a form of research they each value highly. In this show you will find minerals and environments metamorphosed, utilised, exploited and worshipped.

This exhibition will incorporate music performances by some of the artists in the stairwell and on the roof terrace of PS² during the opening evening and at various points during the run of the exhibition. Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

This project is part of the Emerging Curators Programme. The series aims to support emerging curatorial practice.

The project continuous until 04 September
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm

For more information see about the exhibition see HERE.

Contact: or 07733457772

Covid regulations are in place. No prebooking necessary.

PS² is supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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