16 June - 31 July 2016
Anne Tallentire's exhibition considering an architectural legacy of the Nissen hut was co-commissioned the Nerve Centre and 14-18 NOW to mark the First World War centenary.
The first work to be displayed at the new Nerve Visual gallery in Ebrington, Shelter explored material and conceptual relationships between the historic Nissen shelter and contemporary building practices associated with how emergency architecture is responding to the humanitarian crisis and the mass movement of peoples in Europe today.
Tallentire worked in a range of media including text, drawing, assemblage and video for Shelter, which was curated by Nerve Centre, Declan Sheehan, 14-18 NOW and Tamsin Dillon, and was made in consultation with award-winning architect Grainne Hassett.
Visitors were invited to watch Tallentire work in an open studio in Building Eighty81, and it was exhibited in public spaces including Ebrington Square and later the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Shelter was one of four major events and new commissions taking place across Northern Ireland in 2016, as part of the 14-18 NOW programme. 14-18 NOW is the UK's official arts programme for the First World War centenary and is funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, and by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.