Quieter Coastal

31 Aug 21—13 Sep 21
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Lucie McLaughlin, Ryan O’Reilly

Quieter Coastal is the first of 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 will be available later in the year as a bundle edition available to buy from CCA's shop as a fundraiser.

Quieter Coastal
Author: Lucie McLaughlin
Designer: Ryan O'Reilly
Printer: Derry Print Workshop
Risograph edition of 500

About the author & designer:

Lucie McLaughlin is a writer and artist from Belfast, currently based in Glasgow. A book of her writing was published in May 2021 with JOAN, a new publishing project for interdisciplinary artists' writing. Lucie engages with writing as studio practice, focusing on the slippage between art and discipline, poetics and thinking, as a place where experimentation can reveal connections between the world and words.


Rinky is the creative practice of designer Ryan O'Reilly. Providing colourful, considered and compelling work across graphic design, brand identity and illustration since 2006. Founded in Belfast, Rinky now operates between Belfast, Derry and all points between and beyond from its Maghera studio, working directly with clients to achieve the very best outcomes. When not working on client projects, Ryan creates cycling art and apparel under the Victory Chimp brand, plotting a course through the (mostly imagined) intersections of art, cycling, fashion and the great apes.

rinkydesign.com | victorychimp.cc

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

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