R-Space Gallery Directors Robert Martin and Anthea McWilliams were delighted to attend the opening of On Your Marks in Malmö, Sweden.
This 18-month collaboration between two established groups of printmakers from Ireland and Sweden centred on the theme of linen, once common in both countries, but now almost extinct. The artists held their first workshop in the Linen Rooms in February 2015, facilitated by sonic artist David Littler and Trish Belford at Ulster University. Providing a practical starting point, the weekend included a study visit to the Linen Centre, and instigated a wide range of investigations. After a further group workshop in Sweden, both groups returned to Lisburn in September for their interim exhibition which opened on Culture Night, supported by a Lisburn & Castlereagh Arts Grant. Robert and Anthea were pleased to represent Lisburn on an international stage and look forward to developing further partnerships with the region in the years ahead.