NUA Collective

Posted on May 13, 2024


Platform Arts is honoured to be chosen by the NUA Collective to host their international tour, BLACKOUT.

Presenting the works of 13 Nua Collective artists, the Blackout series looks at climate change through a particular lens—blackout. Or the loss of self security that comes from our reliance on unreliable energy. The works wrestle with our human responses to the insecurity inflicted by the anthropomorphic blackout. This exhibition of lino prints that are unique and in their creation and processing have already travelled the globe. This exhibition will feature our Blackout Documentary which will be screened at the space throughout the exhibition run.

Featured Nua Collective Artists:

Robert Jackson
Carol Healy
Caoimhe Heaney
Anne Martin Walsh
Luke Hickey
Eamonn B. Shanahan
Katrīna Tračuma
Josh Stein
John Murray
Paul McMahon
Maria Markham
Christina Geoghegan
Saoirse O’Sullivan

About Nua Collective:

What you will experience on this platform is a group of storytellers. Creators that have a voice through the most powerful media – a painting, a piece of sculpture, a photograph; an archive of something political, social, emotive, challenging, beautiful, courageous, creative.

In a time where how we view things is changing, Nua Collective aims to adapt to this new normal while retaining the humanistic interaction experienced in the physical world.

Since beginning in 2020, Nua Collective has seen 80 visual artists feature on our platform. All artists are living in Ireland or are linked to Ireland representing 8 different nationalities. Paintings, photography, sculpture textiles, film, digital media and ceramics are just some of the artforms presented by our members.

Exhibiting in Platform Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Connswater Shopping Centre, 17-18 Bloomfield Ave, Belfast BT5 5LP

Opening 7th March 2024 at 6pm (GMT)

Running until March 30th 2024
Open Wednesday to Saturdays from 11am to 4pm

If you would like to arrange an interview or have any further questions feel free to get in touch through the following details:

Eamonn B. Shanahan (Founder/Artistic Director)
Phone: +353(0)87-299-1503 / +44(0)7706654948