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We are pleased to invite you to the preview of Rachel Fitzpatrick's exhibition

Re-Connected at ISLAND Arts Centre. Rachel Fitzpatrick is a designer and maker working at the interfaces of art, design and social practice. Re-Connected explores the artist’s reconnection with creativity and colour after her recovery from a neurological disorder.


Preview:  Tues 25 Apr 2023, 2 - 4pm

Runs until: Sat 20 May 2023


About the exhibition:


The exhibition spans two gallery spaces exploring visual elements of Rachel’s rediscovery of her creativity. Her work initially began with making but with an absence of confidence in colour.  The pieces in gallery one explore this reconnection with colour through making, music and storytelling with some pieces taking inspiration from stories depicted in native folk songs. 


Gallery two includes the installation Re-Framing, a collaboration between Rachel and participants from Brain Injury Matters. Re-Framing charts a cyclical journey of change and transformation after acquired brain injury.


Over several months of workshops, Rachel and our participants worked to develop a way to create origami ‘brains’. The installation is created in an infinity loop of origami brains, representing a journey of re-framing life after acquired brain injury.


Bright colours dominate the final piece, representing positive memories and experiences, with green and blue coloured paper suspended on linen thread representing the community formed by Brain Injury Matters.


ISLAND Arts Centre, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn BT27 4RL


Open Mon-Sat from 9.30am-4.30pm

ISLAND Arts Virtual Gallery

ISLAND Arts provided opportunities for artists to show their work virtually during the time that ISLAND Arts Centre was closed due to the pandemic. 

Here you will find a collection of virtual exhibitions that we promoted via social media.  Now archived, the virtual resource is available here to view.