PS²: short residencies – 2021/22 – Part 1 – to 13 Nov

14 artists, 14×5 days

Are we in an overdrive? Or are the artists?

14 artists, selected through an open call, will each use our project space for a 5 day residency, short enough for an intense creative sprint and long enough to explore and communicate their visual practice?

That has to be seen. But it seems that the imposed Covid home retreat, tightened for many artists an inner spring, now full of energy, to be released on a bigger scale. From ice painting to concrete casting, women and queer focused projects, to collaborations by artists and one artist family, to craft and performance, the sequence of short residencies promises a broad and colourful spectrum of creative positions of 14 artists.

To make this tumble digestible, the short residencies come in two parts:

Part 1: 27 September- 13 November 2021
Part 2: 28 May – 25 June 2022

For PS² – and the public – the series offers the chance to encounter new artists and new work, fast-paced and in quick succession. Which, we hope, is an exciting accelerator to get the art ecology flowing again, fuelled by our curiosity and the imagination of the artists.

Each residency will be open to the public – at some stage, depending on the work method of the artists. Please check the website and social media for information.

Participating artists: Dorota Borowa, Ella de Burca, Greig Burgoyne, Nathan Crothers, Stephanie Gaumond, Fiona Gordon, Meadhbh McIlgorm, Niamh Seana Meehan, Stacey Mulligan, Kate McSharry, Jill Quigley, Karolin Reichardt/Ben Craig/Finnegan/Yorek, Cathy Scullion, Vasiliki Stasinaki/ Ronan Smyth

Opening hours: changing, please check website.
Covid regulations are in place. No prebooking necessary

For more information go to:

Contact: or 07733457772

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

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