4 October 2016

Comments Please

In the Belfast run of Mapping Alternative Ulster one visitor used the comments book to chart their own tour of the show

Running an exhibition has made me realise the importance of a comments book. I leave an unlined notebook with every run of Mapping Alternative Ulster. I leave it by the exit along with a request that visitors use it to write down their reactions to the works. I have found lots of engagement with the show expressed in the notebooks and, taken together, they indicate that Mapping Alternative Ulster is striking a cord. One visitor commented during the Belfast run of the show: “This exhibition is both fascinating and inspiring – in everyday life we can see maps as quite banal things but the feelings and sentiments that locations can evoke in is very clearly displayed here. Many thanks for helping me look at the map of Ulster in a new way.”