As well as the main exhibition in the Ulster Museum, each participating group organised their own exhibition:

Forthspring Intercommunity Group
373 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DG. Tel: 028 9031 3945
16 November 2010

The group from Forthspring Intercommunity Centre hosted a small exhibition showing a selection of the art work and the digital presentation in their centre. In the evening of their exhibition, they also projected the images onto the gate on Workman Avenue, which is part of the peace line.
Forthspring Intercommunity Group
Forthspring Intercommunity Group

Ballynafeigh Community Development Association
283 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GG. Tel: 028 9049 1161
20 December 2010
The showing of the DVD’s took place in Ballynefeigh Community Development Association on the 20th December. Despite heavy snow, over 30 people came along to see this and another film presentation, created by the members of this centre.

“The MOMA project was an enjoyable project for all those who took part, a real opportunity for both young and old from different parts of the city to work together, share stories and experiences, and produce such wonderful images of Belfast. It was fantastic to see the images displayed so fittingly in the Ulster Museum gallery. We showed the DVD during our Christmas drop-in and this added to the spirit of this festive event, celebrating the creativity and diversity that exists in the Ballynafeigh neighborhood and beyond.” 

Ballynefeigh Community Development Association

It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on Belfast’s rich history with people who had lived through it.”  Shauna McCool

The Vine Centre
193 Crumlin Road, Belfast, BT14 7DX. Tel: 028 9035 1020
4 February 2011
The Vine Centre showed the presentation of the MOMA exhibition on the 4th February, together with the display of some of the pieces of their work. There were about thirty people who attended this event and they enjoyed the presentations. 

Ward Stothers read another of the poems which he has written about Belfast. Reflections about the project were presented by a few of the participants and they continued to express how valuable they found this experience to be and how for them, the project was about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. One learner mentioned how the work had reminded her that it is important for young people to be creative and actively work with art materials rather than use computers. She was keen to get them involved with this kind of work for the future.

The work was displayed in the centre and also in the City Hall, Belfast for the “Creative Legacies” conference in March. 

Vine Centre
Vine Centre

Creative Legacies Conference
City Hall, Belfast
24 March 2011
The “Creative Legacies” conference took place on the 24th March in the City Hall, Belfast. This event showcased the 15 projects which took place as a result of this programme.

In the last 15 months, 1,915 participants were involved in Community Art projects across the city, in 568 workshops and 11 pieces of public art were created with an additional range of performance pieces also presented. A report was launched of this project at the conference which describes all of the projects. This can be seen at:

The “MOMA, Belfast” project was one of  the case studies for the evaluation report and in the welcome to the conference, Cllr Marie Hendron, Chair of the Good Relations Partnership concluded her speech by reading the quote which was sent to the MOMA group by John Paul Lederach.

The showcase event included the Digital Art presentation and as usual, the participants who attended were given another chance to “feel like celebrities”.   
MOMA members with Mayor
MOMA display in City Hall

Meeting with students from Holland
Ulster Museum
A small group of the MOMA participants recently met in the Ulster Museum with a large group of students from Radboud University, Nijmegen, Holland. These students are visiting Belfast as part of their “Conflicts, Territories and Identities” course and they were keen to find out about the MOMA, Belfast project in relation to Cultural Identify.

We watched the presentations from the project and discussed the impact that this had made on the participants, what it is like to live on “the road”, some of the changes that have been happening since power sharing has started and how there is still a lot of work to be done in our communities as well as at the level of decision makers.

The students then visited the “Troubles” space in the Museum and they hope to return before they go back home.

The photograph below shows the MOMA participants and the students from Nijmegen. 
MOMA participants and students from Radboud University