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Avant-garde artist explores living with ADHD

By Elizabeth Baird

Published 26/08/2016

EastSide Billboards
EastSide Billboards

Shiro Masuyama: How Disability Made Me an Artist ADF Gallery, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast Today until Sunday 11am-4pm Described by Art and Disability Forum director Chris Leger as the perfect launch pad for the fifth Bounce Arts Festival, Shiro's work charts his personal experience of living with ADHD and how it has informed his avant-garde art.

The exhibition includes a six-year pictorial diary that Shiro worked on during his primary school years in Japan. This, the work that inspired him to become an artist, has never been seen by the public before.

The Ringing Forest: Juan Delgado

The Studio Gallery, Belfast Exposed, Belfast

Today 11am-4pm

These works by Delgado explore the forest environment and challenge viewers to question existing notions of the natural world. The artist's concept of Green Noise refers to sound generated by the movement of tree trunks, leaves and wind and as well as the ever present, and intensely personal, sound of tinnitus.

Art in the EastSide Billboard Project: Creative Exchange

In the heart of the EastSide, Belfast

Until Sunday

As part of the 2016 EastSide Arts Festival, Creative Exchange have produced 20/20 Art in the EastSide Billboards, an outdoor art project and the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland.

The project presents artists' work on a huge scale - 48 sheet billboard size - creating an outdoor gallery. Twenty original artworks have been created by internationally known artists.

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