• Image courtesy of the artist.


Workshop: Barry Mulholland—Manipulating New Materials

Saturday 22nd August

Workshop times: 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm

Each workshop will last approx 30-45min
6 people each group

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Please note: workshop will take place outdoors, participants will need to bring & wear masks, and it will involve using hot tools. 


The workshop looks at how new materials can be manipulated and incorporated into art objects.

We will look at how materials, such as laser-cut acrylic plastics can be cut, shaped and assembled to create interesting shapes.

Playing around with the polymorphic and thermoplastic nature of plastics to come up with some interesting forms.

The aim is to open up fresh thinking about the use of non-traditional materials in art making. Also, to encourage experimentation and relationship with man-made materials.

Heat guns, wire strip heaters, hand saws and tools will be used. The participants are encouraged to contribute towards a final wall installation.

This workshop offers an insight into materials and processes used in the creation of Tossed in The Drink, by Barry Mulholland. Currently on show at Pallas Projects


Barry Mulholland is a Belfast based Visual Artist and member of Flax Art Studios. A postgraduate MA in Visual Arts Practices at IADT and BA in Fine & Applied Art at Ulster University. Previously a co-director at Platform Arts, Belfast. Recent solo shows include Bogeymen, exhibited as part of TACTICAL MAGIC curated by Kerry Guinan at TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway 2019. Awards include, recipient of the Taylor Art Award 2012 at the RDS Visual Arts Awards, Dublin. Barry is currently supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Freeland Foundation, London.



Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 10 x 3-week exhibitions taking place at rescheduled dates from August 2020, in the context of a gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

Artist-Initiated Projects aims to act as an incubator for early careers, and support artists' practices at crucial stages, providing a platform for artists to produce and exhibit challenging work across all art forms. The model of short-run exhibitions with a relatively short turnaround time of 3–6 months is an alternative to the normal institutional model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years. Shorter lead-in times allow the programme to be quick and responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourage experimentation and risk-taking.

Pallas Projects/Studios Artist-Initiated Projects is funded by The Arts Council