Origins

The hub of the Biennale, R-Space Gallery,  sits at the centre of Northern Ireland’s historic linen industry. The building at 32 Castle Street, Lisburn, former Georgian Rectory to Lisburn Cathedral, is now called The Linen Rooms It is undergoing a proposed major refurbishment for completion in 2020.

In 2015 the Arts Council of Northern Ireland funded a feasibility study into a potential cultural celebration of Lisburn’s linen history, giving it contemporary relevance through a festival programme of visual arts and other related events.
The team at R-Space is passionate about delivering this innovative festival in Lisburn – ‘the city in the country’. www.rspacelisburn.com