• Zara Lyness

Dragged into the 21st Century, the confused leading the bewildered in a new oodcast

Buoy Park was the public space beside the Belfast School of Art where students and the general public used to meet and chat. The buoys have been moved to the Titanic Quarter of the city but the chat carries on.

Hosted by Oonagh McAteer and Zara Lyness, Buoy Park Art is a podcast full of chat about art and artists in Northern Ireland and beyond. Meeting on the Fine Art Master’s Course in Ulster University, Oonagh (BA Photography) and Zara (BA Fine Art) started the podcast as a relaxed platform to encourage inclusive discussions about art and artists and to extend a support network to independent and rural artists at all career stages. The podcasts include invited guests talking about their work and interests and introducing different topics each week, along with the ups and downs of the life or an emerging artist.

The podcast available on Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Radiopublic and Breaker.

You can contact the artists directly on Instagram @buoyparkart, @oonaghmcateer and @z.lyness or email

©2020 by Zara Lyness Visual Artist.