Plug Pulled on Art Baths

Belfast's Ormeau Baths Gallery director Hugh Mulholland has accused the Arts Council of a "scorched earth" policy as the Belfast art exhibition centre was forced to close. He fielded phone calls from around the world, as artists responded to the shock news that the art gallery has had its funding withdrawn. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland informed the chairman of the board of OBG at a meeting on February 13, that the council would be withdrawing funding from the Art Gallery with immediate effect. For the full story - click the title Irish Art