‘Translating Linen’ – 25 Sept to 22 Oct

‘Translating Linen’ runs from 25 September – 22 October 2021 at R-Space Gallery (32 Castle Street, Lisburn) and online via R-Space social media channels and www.rspacelisburn.com.

Preview: Saturday 25 September 2021 at 2pm – all welcome! – (Please see R-Space website and Facebook for further details)

Translating Linen was a 2020 Linen Biennale project, within which Dr. Anthony O’Kane overlaid a musical interpretation onto the fundamental genetic basis that determines the morphology of flax, Linum usitatissimum.

This piece was the soundtrack to a short film overlaid with the sights and sounds of Northern Ireland’s Linen Mills, and an artistic response by artist Robert Peters. This exhibition will showcase the various aspects of the existing work and also premiere new collaborative work by Artist Robert Peters. and Dr. O’Kane.

Translating Linen was funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts & Business NI, and received a Highly Commended Award in the A&B NI Awards 2021. R-Space Gallery is open to the public and Covid-19 restrictions apply. An online preview will also be available on our website and social media channels.


R Space is a visual arts and crafts space, presenting and commissioning a programme of exhibitions and arts activity based in The Linen Rooms in the heart of the City of Lisburn, Northern Ireland. R Space’s ambition is to increase access, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary visual arts, crafts, design and other related arts activities.

About The Artists

Robert Peters has over 30 years experience of working in the visual arts sector as an exhibiting artist, curator, arts facility manager and educator. He uses traditional and innovative techniques to support creativity, wellbeing, education and community development.

Dr. Anthony O’Kane is a freelance Scientific Consultant specialising in the delivery of innovative and application focused solutions to generate and isolate fit-for-purpose therapeutic antibodies. Dr. O’Kane is an expert in developing new platforms and technologies and also an accomplished musician and composer.

Supported by ACNI National Lottery, Arts & Business and Northern Ireland Screen.

Name of contact: Zara Lyness
Tel.: 028 92 663 179
Email: rspace@linenroomslisburn.com
Website: www.rspacelisburn.com

R-Space Gallery
32 Castle Street
Northern Ireland
BT27 4XE
028 9266 3179

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