Painting To See the Skies. 2021 Spring

21 Dec 21—03 Jan 22
Window Text Edward Michaela detail
Michaela Nash, Edward Boyle

Painting To See the Skies. 2021 Spring is the penultimate installment in a series of ten window text commissions by artists, writers, and designers created during the 2021 lockdowns. Ten writers who participated in Meadhbh McNutt's Should artists write? workshops were invited to create one page of text – a completely open brief. The texts range from dense, deeply personal accounts to bold slogans, each capturing the different thoughts and feelings of the author. The texts have been designed by different artists and designers and printed in a risograph edition by Derry Print Workshop.

The texts are visible from CCA's windows, each for two weeks, as well as visible online here and distributed across our region. All ten are now available as a bundle edition available to buy from CCA's shop as a fundraiser.

Painting To See the Skies. 2021 Spring, 2021
Author: Michaela Nash
Designer: Edward Boyle
Printer: Derry Print Workshop
Risograph edition of 500

About the author & designer:

Michaela Nash an artist/arts writer, born in Belfast. She works with photography, video installation and sculpture, and is a member of the Lucida collective.

Her writing incorporates criticism, poetry, prose and personal essay into hybridised and experimental texts which add an ekphrastic layer to an artwork or exhibition. Her writing has been published in 'Propagate' a Catalyst Arts publication (2020), Wolfgang Tillmans' 'Today is the First Day' publication with IMMA Ireland (2019) and the first RHA Young Art Writers Zine (2018).

Edward Boyle is a visual artist and printmaker from Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland, while currently based in London. Edward graduated from Belfast School of Art’s Fine Art class of 2020 with first-class honours. His Fine Art practice is supplemented greatly by a keen interest in graphic design, visual communication, brand identity & popular visual culture in print and digital media.

See previous Window Texts in the series:

Quieter Coastal

Portrait of Y

Grey Observation: Jan 2021


Skin Loving Language

Some art things I explain in emojis


Erotic Labour is Essential Labour

This project was made possible thanks to support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Stability & Renewal Programme for Organisations.

Painting To See the Skies. 2021 Spring
Painting To See the Skies. 2021 Spring
Painting To See the Skies. 2021 Spring