Describing Architecture

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Courthouse / Henrietta Williams


Photographic archival print on rag paper
750 x 750 mm

The Crumlin Road Courthouse, Belfast, was the location of many of the trials of Republican and Loyalist prisoners before the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. The courthouse closed after this and was sold to a local investor for £1. Since then the building has been repeatedly attacked by arsonists; the roof is now entirely burnt out and the green paint I found on the walls in 2008 has been scorched off.

This photograph is part of a series entitled ‘Interface’ exploring the decay and regeneration of the land that lies alongside interfaces in Belfast.