Contact Us

Where We Are

University of Atypical
Ground Floor, Cathedral Quarter Workspaces,
109-113 Royal Avenue,
Belfast BT1 1FF

Open 11 am, Closes 4PM

Tel: 028 9023 9450
Email: info@universityofatypical.org

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Contacts

Chris Ledger

Chief Executive Officer
chris@universityofatypical.org

Paula Larkin

Arts Development Officer
paula@universityofatypical.org

Hugh O’Donnell

Outreach Facilitator
project1@universityofatypical.org

Our people

Board and Staff List

Chris Ledger Chief Executive Officer chris@universityofatypical.org Originally trained in Fine Art, Chris worked as a visual arts curator then moved into arts documentary film and video and arts project management.  Having relocated to Northern Ireland in 2001, Chris has been CEO of the Arts & Disability Forum since 2009 and prior to this she was Development Officer for Arts & Disability and Arts & Health at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Paula Larkin
Arts Development Officer paula@universityofatypical.org Paula has worked in the Disability and Collaborative Arts sectors for over 9 years, curating projects and supporting and managing artists to develop and enhance their professional and creative practices. Paula programmes the Atypical Gallery, co-programmes the Bounce Festival, oversees the outreach and engagement programme, and coordinates all external artistic event activity. Paula loves new ideas and imaginations run wild, so let her know if you want to get involved in an artistic happening at Atypical. 

Hugh O’Donnell
Outreach Facilitator project1@universityofatypical.org Hugh is a visual artist who works as the creative outreach officer and audio describer for the the University of Atypical gallery. Hugh project manages and facilitates workshops for the Art & Biscuits programme.

Caroline Shiels Charter Administrator charter@universityofatypical.org Caroline has worked in the Disability and Collaborative Arts for over 18 years. She has extensive experience in programme management, including a range of access themed and practical resource initiatives which have helped improve accessibility across the arts sector in Northern Ireland. As part of the Disability Arts Equality Charter restructure, her role involves overseeing outreach to and engagement of  arts venues & organisations keen to reach new audiences.  She’s  always keen to hear from all stakeholders, particularly deaf and disabled people with a vested interest in access and equality. To find out  about gaining Award recognition for your venue get in touch!

Deirdre McKenna Temporary Administrator administration@universityofatypical.org


Board

Damien Coyle – Chair
Linda Fearon – Vice Chair
Ronnie Patten – Treasurer
Sean Fitzsimons
Diane Marks
Ciara Smyth
Julie McGowan

Access

Wheelchair users: the gallery space is fully accessible for wheelchair users and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet in our venue. Blue badge spaces are available near to the gallery, please contact us for exact locations. Public parking: metred parking is widely available outside and near to the venue. There are also several car parks nearby. Should you need assistance in planning your gallery visit please do contact us. Public Transport: Atypical Gallery is accessible by public transport with a Metro bus stop just outside. See the journey planner on http://www.translink.co.uk Braille: braille versions of all our written material is available, please request in advance. Large print versions of all written material is available, just ask a member of staff. Audio description and Touch Tours: we offer audio descriptive tours and touch tours of our exhibitions, please book at least one week in advance by contacting info@universityofatypical.org Tours: the gallery is happy to accommodate groups and offers guided gallery tours free of charge. Please contact the gallery at least one week in advance if you wish to make a booking. During gallery opening hours staff are here to answer your questions. T-Loop: an audio T-Loop is available in the gallery. Family Friendly Venue: we welcome visitors of all ages, however some exhibitions may require parental discretion.

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