The Ballinglen Arts Foundation
This page is a public service for those who may be interested in the physical Ballinglen Arts Foundation. It is a post of pictures and notes on the place for anyone interested in applying for a fellowship, or who may have been offered one and wants to get an idea of what to look forward to.
For official information and application in PDF form, you can find them here: http://www.ballinglenartsfoundation.org/
This is the front of the Center, designed by Peter Maxwell to fit into the old attached buildings that make the town of Ballycastle. The BAF Center also owns the tan derelict building to the right, and plans to expand into that space eventually.
This is a view of the back of the Center, the main building and studios is blue, the conference area, kitchen, back porch, and gallery in front are the brown structure. The windowed structure to the right is the lower level new print studio.
Here is a full view of the rear of the BAF Center. This is pretty much what you see standing in the far corner of the back yard. (Photo courtesy of Bill Maxfield)
This is the front room and entry to the offices below the studio spaces. This room opens to the street, and also to an artist library.
From the front entry room, there is also a hall to the offices and rear conference area. There is original artwork hanging in all rooms of the Center.
This common area is the conference room, and has access to gallery, kitchen, and rear porch, and access to the print studio through the enclosed lower porch area.
This is the typical look of the upstairs studios. Each has sink and ventilation fans, and fresh air access. The walls are made of soft material over the block so that work may easily be tacked to them. The center is able to provide just about any additional studio equipment needed, tables, lamps, fans, radios, etc.
Another view of the back yard of the Center, and the derelict stables. The stables are believed to have stones on the corners that originally were part of the castle that was the town namesake.
Polke's is directly across the street from the Center.
Here are a couple of views of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Gallery. There is nothing like it for many miles. (Photo courtesy of Bill Maxfield)
View from the street in front of the BAF, and one from an upstairs window. (Photos courtesy of Bill Maxfield)
A view from inside the artist's library. (Photo courtesy of Bill Maxfield)
A view from the back upstairs enclosed porch in the studio area, looking out to sea. (Photo courtesy of Bill Maxfield)