Belfast artist who was handed fine for street art is
Extracts from interview recorded on 29.4.2015
A Belfast City Council spokeswoman said the fine had been waived
On the 13th of March 2015, our client Mr. Christoff Gillen was issued
I believe I am the only person in Belfast to be fined in the last year…
Christoff had already written the word ‘love’ about 200 times along Donegall Place…
Belfast City Cllr Jim Rodgers reacts to fine for local artist Christoff Gillen #BBCNolan
I want to show how ridiculous it is to be punished for spreading the message of love
I have chosen to focus on, and celebrate, the early artistic processes that take place in the studios, often seen by the artist’s eyes only…
Belfast is a city that has been systematically turned over to private interests in the years since the peace process began.
Time received a grid treatment in Christoff Gillen’s Dislocation , a facade imprisoned behind a right angled net.
“Post-conflict” Northern Ireland offers rich material for visual artists to explore the politics of peace building in a divided society.
New Narratives of Identity and Place. This thesis explores the cultural geographies of peace building through a study of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Final dissertation by Christoff Gillen for MA Art in Public, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. 2008
From original publication on Memory Studies SAGE Journals by Catherine Switzer and Sara Mcdowell
Over the course of several weeks various white letters appeared and disappeared at fairly regular intervals. E, I, A G, M, I, N…
As Belfast continues to travel the seemingly inexorable road toward ‘normality’, ‘stability’ and ‘peace’, the past dies.
How can public space be openly negotiated and how can a participatory vision be realized through various strategies.
For the past several months Gillen has been spelling out a message above Belfast on Black Mountain.
A Belfast artist has marked Northern Ireland’s Assembly elections in a unique way…