Listeners to the Podcast know that we're keeping tabs on the scandal surrounding the closure of the Ormeau Baths Gallery here in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
To this end I interviewed the former director of the now closed gallery, Hugh Mulholland for this weekend's upcoming podcast. The thing is, Dear Listener, I forgot to take a photo of Hugh for the website; so I went back the next day to the cafe where the interview took place and took a photo of this gentleman, Michael, who was sitting in the same seat as Hugh.
I described the OBG closure story to Michael and asked him to play the part of Hugh - in this photo Hugh is reading a letter from the Arts Council to Northern Ireland and realising that he's been kicked to the curb.
P.S. The interview was great; Hugh spoke frankly about the 'Scene' here in Northern Ireland. Maybe being frank is what got him into trouble in the first place?
P.P.S. More information about the gallery closure can be found here.
UPDATE - March 20th, 2006: The interview can be heard on this podcast. If you don't want to listen to all the wacky banter skip ahead to about the 50-minute mark to hear what Hugh has to say.
UPDATE - June 25th, 2006: Photos from the Re-Opening of the gallery can be found here.
UPDATE - June 29th, 2006: Representatives from the OBG Gallery in Exile and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland can be heard on this podcast.