This project is part of Accessing Architecture: Disability and Belfast’s Built Heritage and is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the principal funder of the University of Atypical.

LOOK UP! with James Ashe

Feb 26th, 2021

LOOK UP! Is a new project by Belfast artist and illustrator James Ashe and we want you to share your sketches and observations.

James Ashe is one of five artists commissioned by the University of Atypical working on a project called Accessing Architecture and is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project is an exploration of the built environment and how we experience it.

James Ashe invites you to download his Belfast map and draw on the blank side what you see in your area, interesting features of the built environment that sometimes get overlooked. He is keen to see the world through your eyes and find out how you navigate space, and encourages contributions from D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people to share their maps and notations of the buildings they experience.

You’re invited to upload your drawings and share them on the LOOK UP! Facebook page or Instagram page. Your drawing will be exhibited and incorporated into a large printed map and included in the Accessing Architecture exhibition later in the year and will be free to take away during the exhibition (Covid permitting).

Artists of all ages are welcome to take part, using traditional drawing methods or digital, it’s all good! Please tag your drawing #lookupanddraw and add a short description of your image.


Share your drawings on Facebook: CLICK HERE

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