The New City
In the 1960's the 'New City' of Craigavon in Northern Ireland was planned and created from scratch on bog land between the towns of Lurgan and Portadown. The planners intended to link these two towns by creating a new modern urban area with a single identity. Quality housing, high-speed railways, modern leisure facilities and employment were key to this concept. Most of what was planned was never finished and Craigavon failed to develop a sense of place. With this work I wanted to capture the feeling of incompletion and emptiness within Craigavon. The collection of connecting roads between two towns within a maze of roundabouts and bridges seem to emphasise the man-made elements and divisions in the area.
David Brady • Jacqueline Douglas • Ciarán Dunbar • Scott Leonard • Rachael Lumsden • Sara Marsden • Marie-Therese McCormick • Jan McCullough • David McIlwaine • Catherine McKenna • Clare McLaughlin • Gary Moore • Bryan Morris • Gavin Mullan • Eve O'Connor • Clodagh O'Neill • Paulina Rachanska • Lewis Rankin • Pawel Slaby • Hannah Watson • Bronagh Wilson •