Dan Shipsides

Set design

Dan Shipsides is an artist based in Orchid Studios, Belfast. He is a former committee member at Catalyst Arts and Bbeyond. Shipsides also teaches at the Belfast School of Art on the MFA programme and was former co-director of the MA Art in Public programme. Since 2004 he also works collaboratively with Neal Beggs as Shipsides and Beggs Projects.

Dan Shipsides / Shipsides and Beggs Projects have exhibited nationally and internationally including; ACCA, Melbourne (Desire Lines), The MAC, Belfast (Still not out of the woods), Aliceday Gallery, Brussels (Vigil | Star), South London Gallery (Games & Theory), Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (Radical Architecture), Wings Project Art Space, Switzerland (Performance), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (Elastic Frontiers), Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden (Under plattan, ängen!), Platform Guranti, Istanbul (Hit & Run), HEDAH, Maastricht (Rochers à Fontainebleau), Riga Sculpture Quadrennial, Latvia (European Space), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (Sporting Life) and Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (Endure).

Legacy Trust Award, The Cove (Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company)
Major Artist Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2004
Nissan Art Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2000
Perspectives, Ormeau Baths Gallery, 1998

Dan Shipsides   The Cove

Stage Dance
Set design
Production company
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company
Premiere Venue
An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny
Steve Batts
Sarah Bryden

Artist Statement

Project blog available here.