Experience the I Just Called Exhibition by Colin James Woods in Local Libraries

Experience the 'I Just Called' Exhibition by Colin James Woods in Local Libraries
Published 07 May 2024

A photo of an old telephone and cordGlengormley Library is delighted to announce the launch of the unique touring exhibition I Just Called by artist Colin James Woods. The exhibition will commence its journey through local libraries from May to September 2024, starting with a launch event in Glengormley Library on Friday 10 May at 11:00am.

I Just Called is a curated series of voice recordings featuring individuals leaving unscripted messages for their loved ones. With voices originating from Northern Ireland and New Zealand, spanning approximately 20 different languages, these anonymous recordings touch upon themes of love, shared humanity, and heartfelt communication. Each message invites the listener to hear individuals sharing heartfelt and private sentiments with their loved ones.

The exhibition, featuring a telephone seat and framed poster in each library, allows visitors to scan the QR code on the poster, sit on the telephone seat, and immerse themselves in the messages using their own smartphones.

Colin James Woods (see photo below) will be present in each library to provide an artist's talk, offering insight into the creation of I Just Called and extending an invitation for attendees to participate in the project.

Artist Colin James Woods

Everyone is welcome to join us at the launch in Glengormley Library on Friday 10 May at 11:00am.

To register your interest or for more information please contact Glengormley Library on 028 9083 3797 or email glengormley.library@librariesni.org.uk.

The exhibition will also be visiting the following libraries:


Exhibition Dates

Artist’s Talk

Glengormley Library

7 – 31 May

Expired event (10 May)

Crumlin Library

14 May – 7 June

Expired event (17 May)

Rathcoole Library

3 – 28 June

Tuesday 4 June at 11:00am

Cloughfern Library

11 June – 5 July

Tuesday 11 June at 12 noon

Randalstown Library

2 July – 2 August

Friday 5 July at 3:00pm

Antrim Library

8 July – 9 August

Friday 19 July at 3:00pm

Greystone Library

6 – 30 August

Thursday 8 August at 11:00am

Ballyclare Library

12 August – 2 September

Friday 16 August at 11:00am