film makers

Film Makers Exhibition

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday 14 Jan 2018 - 5:00pm

The exhibition invites insights into past and present production methods and demonstrates the liberating force of new ideas and impulses that can emerge from the archives

In celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present, six contemporary makers were invited to produce new work in response to historic footage from the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive.

From this inspiring starting point TACA delved into the creative process of each maker and documented their journeys in a series of short films that illuminate the new archive-inspired works.

Visitors to Nerve Visual will encounter commissioned works by Sharon Adams, Sheena Devitt, Alison Fitzgerald, Nicola Gates, Ronan Lowery and Peter Surginor.

These are accompanied by artefacts and the films by TACA of these contemporary makers at work in their studios, shown alongside the Digital Film Archive footage that inspired them.

Part of the Reimagine, Remake, Replay project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund's Kick the Dust programme. Reimagine, Remake, Replay will connect young people with heritage in meaningful ways through creative media and the latest digital technologies. The project is delivered by a consortium of partners including the Nerve Centre, Northern Ireland Museums Council, National Museums Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen.