Daily Archives: August 31, 2017


Late Night Art Belfast | Thursday 7 September

Late Night Art Belfast happens on the first Thursday of every month with over a dozen galleries opening their doors for an evening celebration of the vibrant visual arts scene in Belfast.

Join in around the world next week by following the hashtag #LNAB and reshare your favourite images, videos and surprises with your friends and colleagues.

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GUIDED TOURS:
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Fully guided bus tour departs from outside the front of the Linenhall Library at 6.30pm and finishes approx. 9.15pm. Join this tour by booking through paypal on www.belfastarttours.co.uk or by ringing the Townhouse on 028 90311798. £10 per person.

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Or make your way around the galleries at your own pace. Here are just some of the highlights of this Late Night Art:

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OPENINGS:
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Golden Thread Gallery

The Really Wild Show | Iain Griffin
Signs and Ciphers | Alistair Wilson

84-94 Great Patrick St, Belfast BT1 2LU
T: +44 28 9033 0920
E: info@gtgallery.co.uk
W: goldenthreadgallery.co.uk

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Fenderesky Gallery
Graham Gingles: New Boxes and Drawings, Gallery 2
Helen Blake – Tony Hill: Works on Paper, Gallery 1

31 North Street
Belfast
BT1 1NA

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Platform Arts Gallery

Deflated Capital | Doireann Ni Ghrioghair
Opening 7 September 6-9pm
Gallery 1.

Roaming Around the City | Bilu Blich
Opening 7 September 6-9pm
Gallery 2

1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
T: 028 9031 1301
E: platformbelfast@gmail.com
W: platformartsbelfast.com

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QSS Bedford Street Gallery
Unafraid Blue
Artists: Colm Clarke | Angela Hackett | Catherine McLaughlin | Grace McMurray | David Turner

31-33 Bedford Street, Belfast City Centre
Phone: +44 28 90 24 31 45
E: gallery@queenstreetstudios.net
W: queenstreetstudios.net

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Pollen Studios and Gallery
All That Sits Unsaid | Stuart Cairns
Opening 6.30pm – 9pm
Also open Saturday 9th September 12pm – 4pm

37-39 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
E: pollenstudiobelfast@gmail.com
W:.facebook.com/pg/PollenStudioBelfast/
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The Green Room @ The Black Box
Tonya McMullan

18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA, UK

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END OF THE EVENING:
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Real Sketchy
The Green Room @ The Black Box

When Late Night Art just isn’t late enough, Real Sketchy is here for you. (I mean 9pm isn’t really that late is it but ‘Early Night, Tucked Up in Bed with an Ovaltine by Nine Art’ doesn’t really scan does it)

InkMonkey Art Supplies provide the pens and paper, Black Box serve up the booze & pizza and we scan the hell out of everything while playing you the finest tunage.

You’d be surprised the amount of fun you can have with a pencil, a scanner and a premium Spotify account.

Oh and it’s free in like!


Tonya McMullan Exhibition at The Green Room @ The Black Box, Belfast

6 September to 1 October
Late Night Art Belfast Opening 7 September, 6pm

The exhibition by Tonya McMullan looks at Belfast City, in particular this area of the Cathedral Quarter at a time when there is significant change in the landscape and the way people use the city. Heritage buildings turn to rubble overnight, shiny new experiences are invented for our entertainment and the city’s trees fail to reach their potential.

The artist has taken notice of the city changes by photographing trees fake and deformed and built up a collection of found discarded clothing collected from the streets in early morning. Leisure and night wear, some rough and torn others pristine evening outerwear which could have been left by revellers or people who live on the streets or traces from those who operate unnoticed in the shadows. The clothing has been embroidered with insects as they are always present in the streets also operating in the peripheries. On the opening night the artist will be embroidering insects into your clothing while sharing information about the importance of these pollinators to our ecosystem.

The Green Room @ The Black Box
18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA, UK
W:blackboxbelfast.com


All That Sits Unsaid | Stuart Cairns at Pollen Studios and Gallery, Belfast

7 to 9 September

All That Sits Unsaid is a reflection of Stuart Cairns’ interest in materials, places and things. It contains a series of objects found on various walks through forests and fields, along shorelines and urban streets. Some are set out as discovered, some are manipulated into new forms and some are fabrications responding to the rhythms and shapes of the others. This collection of objects, manipulated materials and fabrications act as a drawn language to suggest stories -of wanders by the sea, wonders in the forest and small moments in the city. They show the richness of the material world, the wonders of the everyday which can light up the imagination and speak volumes through their quiet, small forms sitting as poems to the landscape.

Pollen Studios and Gallery
37-39 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
E: pollenstudiobelfast@gmail.com
W:.facebook.com/pg/PollenStudioBelfast/


Deflated Capital | Doireann Ni Ghrioghair at Platform Arts

7 to 23 September

Classical orders proliferate in Western cities (and indeed beyond), imbuing buildings such as law courts, banks, government buildings and academic institutions with esteem and grandeur. Despite being built since the eighteenth century, this ubiquitous style cites antiquity, evincing a sense of timelessness and purity. Aesthetically, they function as signifiers of power and prestige. Doireann Ni Ghrioghair recognises them as architectural societal ‘introjects’, bestowing inherited values onto their denizens. However, as rehashed pastiches of ancient Greek and Roman architecture, she also views them as unreliable translations. A set of arbitrary aesthetics, removed from their original meaning, around which we twine the fictions of our contemporary life.

Gallery 1
Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
T: 028 9031 1301
E: platformbelfast@gmail.com
W: platformartsbelfast.com


Roaming Around the City | Bilu Blich at Platform Arts, Belfast

7 to 23 September

The installation that is being built from Platform Arts Belfast begins, in the first stage, from remote impressions of the city; with documents and photographs that can be collected on the Internet. I experience, months before the departure, an attempt to observe and investigate the structure of the city and expose events from history; this is a city that is completely unknown to me- the contents come from wondering around the net without any order or planning. The impression contains, associations, fantasies, deja vu, and a narrative. Ariel photographs and maps are the main documents I use and there I find shapes, buildings, neighbourhoods, and names of streets.

The installation in the gallery space will contain, on the walls, the collages that have crystallised in a studio in Tel Aviv. In addition, as part of the installation, there will be structures made of local materials and objects created as a result of a few days roaming around Belfast.

In both cases- the impressions of the city from a distance, and later physical wandering in Belfast without mediation, will examine the question-how and in what way a stranger is impressed by an existing city? Is the experience that is awakened personal? Is it universal? Does it depend on the physical presence in the city?

Gallery 2
Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
T: 028 9031 1301
E: platformbelfast@gmail.com
W: platformartsbelfast.com


Surface Tensions | Group Exhibition at The Library Project, Dublin

7 to 23 September
Opening Thursday 7 September, 6pm

Mehraneh Atashi / Santiago Borja / Gary Hume / Catriona Leahy / Niamh O’Malley / Julia Wolfe
Curated by Jaki Irvine

Black Church Print Studio invited Jaki Irvine to curate an exhibition on behalf of the Studio in September 2017 in The Library Project, Temple Bar. The aim of this invitation was to stimulate public interest in printmaking media and to contextualize its methodologies and principles within broader contemporary art practice. Her response is ‘Surface Tensions’.

Jaki Irvine is interested in aspects of print with a roughness or rawness, its points of intersection, where print characteristics cross over into other mediums and vice versa. Juxtaposing works by Mehraneh Atashi, Santiago Borja, Gary Hume, Catriona Leahy, Niamh O’Malley and Julia Wolfe, Jaki Irvine re-considers print and expanded print practices. Emphasis is placed on an insistence of repetition, layering, focusing and refocusing, to the point of obsession, where this activity undoes itself. This very process of undoing gives rise to something that speaks about the difficulty of image making.

During the exhibition preview on Thursday evening RIAM (Royal Irish Academy of Music) Percussion Ensemble will perform Julia Wolfe’s Dark Full Ride, written for 4 sets of drums, in the Atrium Space of Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin at 8pm sharp. This is a one-off performance and not to be missed. Parts of the score of this piece will be included in exhibition itself.

Jaki Irvine will give an informal walk through the exhibition and speak about her curatorial approach at lunchtime on Friday 8th Sept 2017 at The Library Project. This is part of Black Church Print Studio critical seminar programme A&E (Analyse and Experiment). This exhibition will also be open late for Culture Night on Friday 22nd September.

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The Library Project
4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Unafraid Blue | Group Exhibition at QSS Gallery

7 to 28 September
Opening for Late Night Art Belfast, Thursday 7 September, 6pm

Artists: Colm Clarke | Angela Hackett | Catherine McLaughlin | Grace McMurray | David Turner

Unafraid Blue is the third of four exhibitions showing the work of QSS studio artists, curated by artist Colin Darke. It was preceded by Unafraid Red and Unafraid Yellow and will be followed by White. Recognising that the task of dividing twenty-three artists and twenty-three very different stylistic practices into four thematic categories would result in spurious relationships, Darke settled on assemblages based around colour. This allows for a level of visual cohesion, while retaining the conceptual and aesthetic diversity that defines Queen Street Studios.

Queen Street Gallery and Studios
31-33 Bedford Street, Belfast City Centre
Phone: +44 28 90 24 31 45
E: gallery@queenstreetstudios.net
W: queenstreetstudios.net


Introduction to Classical Drawing Course at Wexford Arts Centre

In this course you will learn the fundamental principles and techniques of classical drawing, and be shown how to apply these traditional methods to your own work. The four key components of pictorial representation – design, line, value and form – will be explored through a series of theory, exercise and practical application.

Included: All materials supplied. Course folder with detailed hand-outs. Slide and video presentations. Demonstrations. Practical exercises. Refreshments. 10% off at Cork Art Supplies.

Dates: 19 September – 5 December 2017
Times: 10.00am-12.30pm
Fee: €225
Location: Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford Town
Booking: Adrian 087 660 9644 or email: info@classicalartatelier.com
Website: classicalartatelier.com


Notions: Art | Group Exhibition at 126 Artist Run Gallery

1 to 9 September
Opening Night: Friday 1 September, 7pm

An Áit Eile art editor Gianna Tasha and artist Susan Roche bring together the work of artists who are based in or originally from Galway and whose creativity and work reflect the transverse between the aae.ie subsections of art, ecology, music, theatre, literature, film and fashion.

This exhibition looks at the idea of the collective show as something which can present the transdisciplinary nature of culture and which can bring seemingly disparate ideas together under the collective banner of locally produced, locally themed creative work.

Each work will be accompanied by an original piece of writing produced to specifically illuminate the relationship of the artwork within the ethos of An Áit Eile along with the relationship of the artist to the multiple elements of culture experienced at grassroots level in Galway.

Artists featured include Selma Makela, Dave Creane, Laura Angell, Vincent Hughes, Jennifer Cunningham, Joe Nix, Suzi Coombs, Senan O’Connor, Tim Acheson and Steve Cannon.

Curated by Gianna Tasha Tomasso and Susan Roche.

126 Artist-Run Gallery
19 St Bridgets Place,
The Hidden Valley,
Woodquay, Galway
T: 0864491366
E: contact@126.ie
W: 126.ie


Job Vacancy | Director of Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 25 September, 2017

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. Located in Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland’s cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming almost 200,000 visitors a year.

The Board is now seeking an experienced and dynamic professional with credible experience of running a Gallery or artistic institution of renown. The Director will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and shaping the curatorial vision for the Gallery in collaboration with key staff. The successful applicant will have strong leadership skills, a proven track record of creating relationships with benefactors and donors, combined with an ability and experience of managing a commercial agenda as well as an artistic one.

Key responsibilities of the role will include

• Overseeing and managing the implementation of the Master Development plan, which will be executed over a phased basis in collaboration with OPW and DAHRRGA.
• Guide and implement a long-term strategy for the development and facilitation of a new vision for the Gallery.
• Promote a culture of excellence in all Gallery activities, the collection and continued promotion of the Gallery as an inclusive experience.
• Evaluation of the Gallery’s exhibition and education activities to introduce new ideas and partnerships with external stakeholders.
• Encouraging and developing technological advances and innovative initiatives that will appeal to new audiences.

Applicants should forward a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and supporting letter by email to crawfordgallery@amrop.ie
Candidates for this role will be sourced through both an advertising and search process.
Crawford Art Gallery is an equal opportunities employer.

www.crawfordartgallery.ie