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 an interdisciplinary artist who uses photography, interactive video, programming and performance to investigate the social and geographical landscape that we have created as a social identity, how we function and interact with one another. He is interested in renegotiating the ideological and infrastructural relationships we have with our environment, re-appropriating articulations of cultural authority and representation through the investigation of these spaces where these actions are collectively planned and formalised.

Moore’s work has been exploring how our individual and local identity is affected by, global financial and political landscapes. He poses questions on how these institutional modes and attitudes to space, culture and the body apply to our own locality and sense of place, identity and environment.

Moore is an artist based in Belfast in 2017 he graduated from the Art Research and Collaboration [ARC] MA at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT], Dublin. In 2012 he was Artist in Residence at Digital Art Studios, Belfast and was awarded the Arts Disability Ireland [ADI] Mentor program with Firestation Artist Studios, Dublin in 2013 and the Individual Deaf and Disabled Artist (iDA) grant by Art and Disability Forum, Belfast in 2015. I have regularly received support from ACNI Ireland through the Support for the Individual Artist Program Award (SIAP) in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.


Moore’s recent shows include: Unsettlement, Platform Arts Gallery, Belfast 2017; G R O U P S H O W, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, 2016; Statecraft, Irish Museum of Modern Art Project Space, Dublin, 2016; lorem ipsum, ADF Gallery Belfast, 2015; and Palace Revolution, Galveston Arts Centre, Texas U.S.A. 2014.

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Curated by Moran Been-noon