Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Big MAC success

The MAC – the innovative £18m arts centre in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter – has been a remarkable success story in its first year.

As detailed elsewhere in this newspaper, the scale of its activities and the number of people it has attracted are a triumph for those who run it. It has staged exhibitions of the work of Andy Warhol and L S Lowry to name but two artists and is also a drop-in centre for young people. Experimental artistic work sits easily along mainstream shows. It can be as elitist or informal as its audiences and that has been a key factor in its popularity. Happy first birthday to The MAC.

The MAC – the innovative £18m arts centre in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter – has been a remarkable success story in its first year. As detailed elsewhere in this newspaper, the scale of its activities and the number of people it has attracted are a triumph for those who run it. It has staged exhibitions of the work of Andy Warhol and L S Lowry to name but two artists and is also a drop-in centre for young people. Experimental artistic work sits easily along mainstream shows. It can be as elitist or informal as its audiences and that has been a key factor in its popularity. Happy first birthday to The MAC.

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