The Dock’s summer exhibition, The Border is an invitation to re-think and reimagine the theory and practice of border-making.
The show features three artists whose individual projects raise many questions about borders in their many manifestations - geographic, architectural, physical, conceptual - questions that might apply to our own locality as much as they might globally. Garrett Carr is Belfast based. His exhibition with the Dock is called New Maps of Ulster.
Garrett Carr has taken the Irish border as his case study for re-exploration. His cartographical work questions the traditional borderline and seeks to replace it with symbols more accurate and progressive. Over several weeks Garrett travelled every mile of the Border, by foot, bicycle and canoe. His exhibition is based on his maps of what he found along the way. Garrett is working with a local cartographer John O Hara and installing a map on the mezzanine wall of The Dock. As part of the associated exhibition programme Garrett will lead a Border Hike this Saturday, June 30 leaving from The Dock at 11am. The walk will take in a section of the Cavan way through an area rich in wildlife and Neolithic history.