About the project

#nonarnia is a humorous public, social media event that takes its premise from the literature of C.S. Lewis’s 1950 children’s series ‘The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe’.

Don’t we all wish we could be transported to some magical land of possibilities at sometime in our lives, like people living in East Belfast where Narnia became the seed for fiction.

Taking a fun and inquisitive approach artist Paul Moore invited members of the public to photograph their own personal wardrobe’s, creating an online collection of everyday Wardrobe’s, through the hashtag link #nonarnia.

Furniture can often be overlooked as a mundane feature of the home. But its resonance in our lives is much more profound. Cupboards, for example, contain our past – as well as our regrets and secrets. Our wardrobes, meanwhile, suggest who we might have become, and where we might have gone.”

pmnonarnia-1Using your mobile phones camera you can partake in this cultural event and photograph your wardrobe posting the image via Twitter/Facebook/Instagram with the attached hashtag #nonarnia.


About the artist


Paul Moore is a contemporary British/Irish Artist based in Belfast. He is currently completing the Art Research and Collaboration [ARC] Ma from at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT], Dublin in 2017.

In 2012 he was an Artist in Residence at the Digital Art Studios, Belfast. Moore was awarded the Arts Disability Ireland [ADI] Mentor program with Firestation Artist Studios, Dublin, 2013. In 2015 he was awarded the Individual Disability Arts (iDA) grant by Art and Disability Forum, Belfast. He has been supported by the  Arts council of N. Ireland through the Support for the Individual Artist Program Award (SIAP) 2012, 2014, 2016.

Recent selected shows include: G R O U P S H O W, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, 2016. Statəcraft, Irish Museum of Modern Art Project Space, Dublin, 2016. lorem ipsum, ADF Gallery Belfast, 2015. Palace Revolution, Galveston Arts Centre, Texas U.S.A. 2014.

Moore’s practice challenges interpretations of our being, geographically, mentally and physically, interrogating the ambiguity of information and its ability to express more than one interpretation of reality. He explores the human condition and its relationship within this modern technological landscape, invoking memory and sense as a language in forming a narrative of the present.


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Curated by Moran Been-noon