Announcing: PS2 joins Syllabus programme partners

January 2024

Supported by the Freelands Foundation and Arts Council England, we'll be working with Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire, New Art Exchange, and TACO!

Open Communal Shared Drawing

January 2021 - June 2024

Tuesday's free drawing sessions, delivered online via Zoom

Aisling O'Beirn, Alastair MacLennan, Bernie McAdam, Bronagh Lawson, Cara Farnan, Charlotte Bosanquet, Chloe Austin, Coby Moore, Davy Mahon, Duncan Ross, Edwina Bridgeman, Elaine McGinn, Eleanor Roche Emily Lohan, Emma Brennan, Hattie Godfrey, Husk Bennett, Irmgard Hirmstedt, James King, John Macormac, Katrina Sheena Smyth, Linda Schütz, Margaret Moore, Marie Phelan, Miguel Martin, Nathan Crothers, Ngaire Jackson, Niamh Scullion, Nina Quigley, Rachel Macmanus, Sally O'Dowd, Seonaid Murray, Sandra Corrigan Breathnach, Sarah Riseborough, Sarah, Ronan Smyth, Vasiliki Stasinaky, Wilhelmina Peace, Zara Lyness,... and others.

Written by us, Not about us

September 2022 - December 2023

Reclaiming Art Histories & Developing Critical Discourse in Northern Ireland and Nigeria

Northern Irish Art Network (NIAN), Belfast, the 'critical writing residents' at PS² and African Artists' Foundation (AAF), Nigeria

PS² Freelands Artist Programme

September 2018 - December 2023

PS² artists, cohort 1: Janie Doherty, Michael Hanna, Julie Lovett, Jan McCullough and Emily McFarland; cohort 2 artists: BROWN&BRÍ, Jane Butler, Mitch Conlon, Jasmin Märker, Thomas Wells ; cohort 3 artists: Myrid Carten, Phillip McCrilly, Helouise O'Reilly, Robin Price, Jonathan Ross; cohort 4 artists: Jacqueline Holt, Susan Hughes, Dorothy Hunter, Tara McGinn, Christopher Steenson.

The Freelands Artist Programme was created to support and enhance collaboration between 80 emerging artists and four arts organisations from across the UK and to build and strengthen professional arts practice outside of London. As with all the Foundation’s initiatives to date, the programme was established following extensive research into the current landscape of post-university support for emerging artists in the UK. Partner organisations participating in the programme alongside PS² are Site Gallery, Sheffield, England; g39 in Cardiff, Wales, and Talbot Rice Gallery, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Curator in residence

June 2011 - December 2023

Clodagh Boyce, 2023.25; Cecelia Graham and Grace Jackson, 2021.22; Jane Morrow, 2018.19; Mirjami Schuppert, 2016.17; Household, 2014.14; Ursula Burke, 2012.13; Prime Collective, 2012.13; about curating, 2011


April 2013

Outdoor community project in North Belfast.

PeasPark started as an open-gated community garden project on a derelict building site in 2013 as part of a temporary art project and as continuation of initiatives by local residents to green the area.

Open dialogues- Writing about contemporary art in Northern Ireland

March 2021 - July 2021

Jill Clerkin/Jasmin Märker;

This project wants to change the lack of critical writing about contemporary art in Northern Ireland by creating a programme of studio visits and conversations between students and emerging artists and by supporting related writing on these encounters.

Walk and sketch in the park

Walk and sketch in the park

June 2019 - September 2019

Series of free walking and sketching events in Belfast's parks with Sharon Kelly and Cilla Wagner

Temporary Places

April 2013 - August 2014

Art and community project at an interface in North Belfast

A collaboration between New Lodge Arts, PS² and Skegoneill & Glandore Common Purpose. Participating artists: Joanna Hopkins, Laura O’Connor, Mairead Dunne, Duncan Ross, Yvonne Kennan, Charlotte Bosanquet, Duncan Ross, Paddy Bloomer, Philip Hession, Anne-Marie Dillon

UP- Down. 4 community art workshops + 1 Village Fair

February 2011 - May 2011

Testing ideas and practices into rural cultural projects in the village of Ballykinlar, Co Down


May 2009 - October 2010

Collaborative network for local cultural production and trans-local dissemination

Lead organization: aaa (Paris)
Co-organizations: cultural agencies, Istanbul; public works, London; Agency, Sheffield; PS², Belfast

city supplements

May 2009 - June 2009

An alternative urban survey and audio-visual biography of Donegall Street

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: aaa, Paris; Seamus Harahan, Belfast; Grace Weir, Dublin; Dave Beech, Manchester; Chris Murphy, Belfast; Mark Orange, New york ; Gillian McIver, London. With contributions from Biggy Bigmore, Daniel Jewesbury and Ruth Morrow

Space Shuttle

March 2006 - April 2007

Six projects of urban creativity and social interaction

Participating artists and groups- Mission1: Call Centre Collective [Aoife Ludlow; Doris Rohr; Ruth Morrow; Emma McClintock; Saoirse Higgins]; Mission 2: Sarah Browne & Gareth Kennedy; Mission 3: Aisling O'Beirn; Mission 4: Siraj Izhar ; Mission 5; Mick O’Kelly; Mission 6: Amy Russell

street archaeology

November 2005 - November 2005

street archaeology, an audio-visual biography of Donegall Street, Belfast.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: aaa, Paris; Seamus Harahan, Belfast; Grace Weir, Dublin; Dave Beech, Manchester; Chris Murphy, Belfast; Mark Orange, New york ; Gillian McIver, London. With contributions from Biggy Bigmore, Daniel Jewesbury and Ruth Morrow

Urban Clearance

July 2005 - August 2005

Urban Clearance 4 projects of urban intervention and public interaction, Belfast

atelier d’architecture autogeree (aaa), Paris; LUNA NERA London/Berlin; Daniel Jewesbury and Stephen Hackett, Belfast; Lois& Franziska Weinberger, Vienna



Six Projects of Urban Creativity and Social Interaction
Published by PS², Belfast 2007
96 pages, price £5
Orders via bookshops or pssquared or read online:


city supplements

An alternative urban survey
Published by PS², Belfast 2009
48 pages + 7A3 pull out supplements, price £5.
ISBN: 978-0-9555358-1-9
Orders via bookshops or pssquared


Book Contributions

Old Land New Waters

Edited by Edward Ball, published by Freelands Foundation, 2021, 288 pages. To order contact: Freelands Foundation.
Old Land New Waters celebrates two years of activity by the first cohort of artists participating in the Freelands Artist Programme. The publication follows each artist’s journey through two years of artistic practice, observing ideas unfolding or making tentative explorations with new mediums and processes. This richly illustrated book also includes material from the Freelands Artist Programme Symposium 2019.

Spaces of rehearsal: theorising socio-spatial practices in a post conflict context

Ruth Morrow, Peter Mutschler, Timothy Waddell.
In: arq- architectural research quarterly, volume 24, number 2, 2020 page183-203

The Rural (Documents of Contemporary Art)

edited by Myvillages.
MIT Press, 2019
, co-published by Whitechapel Gallery
ISBN 978-0-85488-271-7

Learn To Act. Introducing Eco Nomadic School

Edited by Kathrin Böhm,Tom James and Doina Petrescu. Published by aaa, 2017.
A pdf of the publication is availabl at: link

The Social (Re)Production of Architecture

Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice
Edited by Doina Petrescu and Kim Trogal . Routledge, 2017



Edited by Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou,
Nishat Awan.
Published by atelier d’architecture autogérée,
Paris 2010. Price: £22
ISBN 978-2-9530751-13
A free PDF of the book is available for downloading