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Ní Chuilín launches Ground Zero 360 Exhibition

2 May, 2012 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

The Culture Minister has launched the Ground Zero 360 exhibition at the Public Record Office in the Titanic Quarter.

Ground Zero 360is a photographic exhibition by Nicola McClean and Paul McCormack which uses photographs, audio clips and a unique panoramic installation to show the startling aftermath of 9/11. The exhibition also includes two commemorative paintings of 9/11 by the internationally acclaimed Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick.The exhibition will run at Public Records Office from the 2 May until the 25 May 2012. 

Speaking as she launched the exhibition Carál Ní Chuilín said:

“This is a significant and poignant exhibition which we are honoured to have in Belfast. The events that occurred on Tuesday September 11 2001 changed the world completely. On that tragic day we all came together in shock and grief.

“Words cannot begin to describe the emotions and horror of those who witnessed and were part of the events at the Twin Towers.

“My heartfelt thanks to Nicola McClean who took thousands of photographs and her husband Paul McCormack, who was part of the rescue effort for this remarkable exhibition and tribute to the thousands of people who died.

“It is also a tremendous honour as part of this exhibition for paintings of 9/11 by Jim Fitzpatrick, one of the greatest Irish artists of his generation to be on show here in the Public Records Office.

“It is fitting and a huge privilege that Ground Zero 360 has come to the Titanic Quarter, just weeks after the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.”

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