Category: Northern Ireland – Belfast


Open Studio at Belfast Print Workshop

Thursday 4 May 2017, 5.30 to 8pm
Belfast Print Workshop, 30 – 42 Waring Street, Belfast

Belfast Print Workshop welcome you to our purpose built print studio in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter for an open studio event.
Member artists will be demonstrating the various printing techniques alongside prints by members and a selection from the extensive print archive.

This event is perfect for those who are considering joining Belfast Print Workshop or curious to see how a print is made. Prints will be available for sale and details on our course programme available on the night.

www.bpw.org.uk/content/open-studio


Linger | Santa Leimane at Goose Lane Gallery at Tivoli Barbers, Belfast

4 to 16 May 2017 | Opening: 4 May, 6pm
Goose Lane Gallery @Tivoli Barbers, Belfast

‘Linger’ is a solo show by Santa Leimane at Goose Lane Gallery @ Tivoli Barbers. Leimane will graduate from Belfast School of Art in the summer of 2017. ‘Linger’ is a collection of works completed over the years studying Fine Art at University of Ulster.

Painting is an automatic process directed by subconscious ideas and lingering memories. Leimane’s work begins with figure, unnatural flesh tones, and tends to constantly transform within its context. Paintings are led into earthy and atmospheric hues leaving sense of solitude, angst and melancholy.

Contact artistslegup@gmail.com for further information

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THF | Aisling McCoy at Belfast Exposed

28 April to 27 May 2017
Belfast Exposed, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast

Belfast Exposed are delighted to present the next artist in the Belfast Exposed Futures programme, Aisling McCoy. THF is a new project exploring the former Templehof airport in Berlin.

The Nazi Air Ministry commissioned the building in 1936, envisioned by the regime as the ‘Gateway to Europe’. Following WWII, the airport came under US Military control, used to airlift supplies to West Berlin during the Soviet Blockade. The Templehof later functioned as a commercial airport, finally closing in 2008. Subsequent to its closure, the site was protected as a National Monument, and the airfield gifted to the people of Berlin as a public park, the Tempelhofer Feld. Since September 2015 one of the hangars at the terminal has been used as an emergency refugee shelter, currently housing approximately 800 asylum seekers as they wait to be granted refugee status.

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Snake | Clare Strand at Belfast Exposed

28 April to 17 June 2017
Belfast Exposed, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast

Belfast Exposed are delighted to present ‘Snake’ by Clare Strand, a new body of work exploring a collection of images sourced from the artist’s extensive personal archive, recently published as ‘Girl Plays with Snake’ by MACK Books. Being realised as an exhibition for the first time, the project is a continuation of Strand’s ongoing engagement with the scrapbooks, magazines and photographs that she has been drawing together since her mid-teens.

This multi-dimensional exhibition presents photography, text and technology colluding together within the gallery space. Women and girls are pictured holding, playing with and gazing fondly at snakes, juxtaposed alongside automatic generated texts orchestrated by Strand, which touch on the absurd, the intimate, the erotic and the uncanny.

Signed copies of Girl Plays with Snake published by MACK Books (2016) will be available to purchase from the Belfast Exposed bookshop.

belfastexposed.org/exhibition/Snake

 


Late Night Art Belfast | Thursday 4 May   Recently updated !

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.

Share your own experience on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Periscope and Pinterest and share this story with the world.

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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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TESTING
Annual Members Show
Catalyst Arts
5 College Court, Belfast BT1 6BS
Opening: 4th May 2017 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition runs: 4th – 11th May

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Linger
Santa Leimane
Goose Lane Gallery @ Tivoli Barbers
North Street, Belfast
Opening 4th May 2017 6pm-9pm
Exhibition runs 4th – 16th May

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And Europe Will Be Stunned
Yael Bartana
Golden Thread Gallery
84-94 Great Patrick St, Belfast
Thu 23rd March – Sat 13th May

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GET’CHA HEAD IN THE GAME
Robert Crumb / Michael DeForge / Brian Finke / Riikka Hyvönen / Lilian Martinez (BFGF) / Dougal McKenzie / Sean O’Connor / Paul Pfeiffer / Jody Rogac / Tom of Finland / Keenan Wells
The Naughton Gallery
Queens University Belfast
6th April – 21st May

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Unafraid-Red
Amanda Coogan | Catherine Davison | Sinead McKeever | Gail Ritchie | Jennifer Trouton
QSS Artists’ Studios & Gallery
31-33 Bedford Street
BT2 7Ej
6th April to 4th May 2017

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Snake
Clare Strand
Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery
The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
28 April to 17 June 2017

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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!


Greater Than I | Stuart Calvin at Golden Thread Gallery

4 May to 17 June

“There’s a crack in everything. That’s where the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen 1992

In this new exhibition, Greater Than I, Stuart Calvin contemplates life, transcendence, and the journey of the soul.

Calvin is inspired by the idea of energy and frequency being present in the world and the human body and how these can be changed through the applied use of objects or through ritual, magic and meditation. He uses his understanding of materials to transform thoughts, objects and transient light into sculptures and installations that are charged with contemporary mysticism.

Drawing on familiar symbolism from magic, mysticism and the occult Calvin’s work explores incorporeal worlds, supernatural experiences and the human propensity to venerate and fetishize objects. References to New Age ideologies, superstitions and theories of consciousness are ever present and the work forms connections between the visible and invisible, the physical and metaphysical, the known and the unknown.

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


Dissolving into Ambiguity | Lenka Davidikova and Sharon Kelly at ArtisAnn Gallery   Recently updated !

4 to 27 May
Preview: Wednesday 3 May, 6.30pm

Dissolving into Ambiguity brings together works by two of Northern Ireland’s most interesting and captivating artists: Lenka Davidikova and Sharon Kelly, RUA. The artists have produced entrancing drawings utilising pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolour and pastels, that exude considerable strength, beauty and depth.

Sharon’s works, while both confident and sensitive, have a calm ethereal quality, while Lenka’s work is dynamic and challenging. Although the styles are very different, their work has a shared psychological depth and a sense of story that can be appreciated in this exhibition which combines their work in a single show for the first time ever.

Lenka’s artwork explores the idea of searching for an interpretation of the human condition through introspection and through complex relationships with others. In process, she is guided by the loose line which often leads to forms of an abstraction within the artwork. There is a sense of an attraction to alienated, displaced characters in Lenka’s drawings.
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Re: nouveau | Group Exhibition at Catalyst Arts

27 to 29 April
Opening 27 April, 6pm

Group Exhibition showcasing work of local and international students of Fine Art Lens and Sculpture Year 2. The Exhibition is organised and curated solely by the 2nd year students (who are mentored by Shirley MacWilliam, Robert Connolly and Ralf Sander). Students will present a professional body of work reflecting understanding and knowledge of contemporary art practice within sculpture , video, photography, installation and performance. The Exhibition will run for two days only and celebrates emerging new talent in the heart of Belfast Town.

Catalyst Arts
5 College Court,
Belfast
BT1 6BS
E: catalystarts@gmail.com
W: catalystarts.org.uk


I ZADZIWI SIĘ EUROPA | Yael Bartana at   Recently updated !

Saturday, 29 April 2017
2pm to 4pm

Social event in Polish and English. All Welcome

Light refreshments will be provided
Zapraszamy wszystkich na wydarzenie w języku polskim i angielskim.

Dołącz do nas na dwujęzyczne oprowadzanie po wystawie Yael Bartana “And Europe Will Be Strunned” prowadzone przez Olgę Dziubak, odbywajacą staż w Golden Thread Gallery w ramach Programu Erasmus+ z Wydziału Malarstwa i Nowych Mediów Akademii Sztuki w Szczecinie.

Będzie nam miło spędzić to popołudnie razem z wami oglądając wystawę oraz wymieniając się spostrzenieżniami przy poczęstunku.

Join us for a bilingual tour of Yael Bartana’s exhibition And Europe Will Be Stunned hosted by Olga Dziubak who is on a 7 month internship with Golden Thread Gallery as part of the Erasmus+ Programme from the department of Painting and New Media on Art Academy in Szczecin, Poland.

Come and spend an afternoon looking at the exhibition and meeting new people. Light refreshments will be provided.
Image Credit: Yael Bartana, Mur i wieża (Wall and Tower), 2009, video still, courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, and Annet Gelink Gallery, Tel Aviv.

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


Performance by Amanda Coogan for Unafraid Red at QSS Gallery, Belfast

As part of Unafraid Red, currently on show in the QSS Gallery, Belfast, critically acclaimed artist Amanda Coogan will perform Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow on Saturday 29 April, from 12 noon to 4pm.

Coogan’s work encompasses a multitude of media including objects, text, moving and still images but all of these circulate around her live performances. Her expertise lies in her ability to condense an idea to its very essence and communicate it through her body. Her 2015 exhibition in the Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Academy, I’ll sing you a song from around the Town, was described by Artforum as ‘performance art at its best’.

Unafraid Red was curated by artist Colin Darke and is the first in a series of QSS member’s exhibitions in the group’s city centre gallery. This exhibition continues until 4th May 2017 and also features work by Catherine Davison, Sinead McKeever, Gail Ritchie and Jennifer Trouton.

Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday 29 April, 11am – 5pm

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


Group Exhibition at Belfast Harlequins Clubhouse

25 to 30 April 2017
Belfast Harlequins Clubhouse, 45a Deramore Park, Belfast

The Club is holding its biannual Art Exhibition, showcasing some of the finest artists in Ulster.
The exhibition will include the paintings and sculptures of some 80 artists from Northern Ireland including works by Marjorie Bloch, Kyron Bourke, Anne Butler, Deirdre Burns, Glynis Burns, Hugh Clawson, Chris Dearden, Adam Frew, Cara Gordon, Eamonn Higgins, Trina Hobson, Connor Maguire, Hector McDonnell, Howard Ross, Tom Stephenson, Paul Walls and many more.

The talented Ireland, Ulster and Harlequins rugby player, Paul Marshall, will open the exhibition at a private preview on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

www.facebook.com/belfastharlequinsartexhibition/ belfastharlequins.org/


Paintings, Drawings and Woodcuts by Connor Maguire

10 to 22 April 2017 | Viewing: 15 April, 2pm
Framewerk Gallery, 10 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

Framewerk Gallery presents ‘Paintings , Drawings and Woodcuts’ a solo show by Connor Maguire.
The show is curated by Dawn Richardson and features a selection of paintings, drawing and woodcuts.

E: framewerkbelfast@gmail.com, T: +44 7931 655 155
Gallery hours: 10.30 to 6pm Monday to Staurday

 

www.connormaguire.com
framewerkbelfast.com/


Late Night Art Belfast | Thursday 6 April

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.

Share your own experience on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Periscope and Pinterest and share this story with the world.

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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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Exquisite Corpse | Group Show at Goose Lane Gallery, Belfast

7 to 27 April 2017 | Opening: 6 April, 6pm
Goose Lane Gallery at Tivoli Barbers, North Street, Belfast

Participating artists -Aimee Nelson, Alexandra Hall, Aoife O’Connor, Cara Roberts, Ed Penny, Hannah Woodside, Jordan Gillen, Kate Ritchie, Lauren, Ciara McConnell, Leoni Hill, Lyssa Watson, Niamh McCann, Paddy McKeown, Sam Welsh and Sinead O’Neill-Nicholl.

Exquisite Corpse is an exhibition showcasing a selection of work that has been made by a group of students and artists in residence from the Ulster University. Each member of the group contributed a starting object which was passed onto the next person who responded to the object by adding to it materially and passing it on again. This process repeats until everyone makes a change to each object, resulting in a selection of pieces that have been worked on by everyone within the group.
Project and exhibition co-ordinated and curated by Drydan Wilson, Graduate Artist-in Residence.

Contact artistslegup@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/artistslegup/


Excerpts from Extraordinary Journeys | Martin Nangle at ArtCetera, Belfast

6 to 22 April 2017 | Opening: 6 April, 3pm
ArtCetera Studio, 43b Rosemary street, Belfast BT1 1QB

Artcetera studio is delighted to host ‘Excerpts from Extraordinary Journeys’, a exhibition by award winning photojournalist Martin Nangle. It presents a selection of images made during travels, projects and assignments across Europe, the Levant and the US.
The photographer invites viewers to experience his places, events and memories during a remarkable period of change from 1988 -2017.

martinnangle.blogspot.ie/


Unafraid Red | Group Show at QQS, Belfast

7 April to 4 May 2017 | Opening: 6 April, 6pm
Queen Street Studios, 31-33 Bedford St, Belfast, BT2 7EJ

Amanda Coogan, Catherine Davison, Sinead McKeever, Gail Ritchie and Jennifer Trouton.

Unafraid Red is the first of four exhibitions showing the work of QSS studio artists, curated by artist Colin Darke. It will be followed by Unafraid Yellow, Unafraid Blue and Unafraid 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.

A performance by Amanda Coogan will take place in QSS on Saturday 29th April 2017

T: +44 (0)28 90243145, E: gallery@queenstreetstudios.net
For more information please visit: www.queenstreetstudios.net/the-unafraid-series-at-qss-gallery/

 

 


Get’cha Head in the Game | Group Show at The Naughton Gallery, Belfast

6 April to 21 May 2017
The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University, Belfast

With work by Robert Crumb, Michael DeForge, Brian Finke, Riikka Hyvönen, Lilian Martinez (BFGF), Dougal McKenzie, Sean O’Connor, Paul Pfeiffer, Jody Rogac, Tom of Finland and Keenan Wells

Get’cha Head in the Game is an international group exhibition which explores the relationship between art and sport. From American football, tennis and basketball to skiing, weightlifting and roller derby, the exhibition champions sport and its players through various media.

Featuring work by sports photographers and artists who have been influenced by sport or who incorporate sports iconography into their work, Get’cha Head in the Game ultimately tackles larger cultural topics including politics, gender, race, sexuality and identity. The exhibition also presents a selection of independent sports publications, with contributions from FRANCHISE magazine, SEASON zine, SPRTS periodical, and Victory Journal.

www.naughtongallery.org/sites/NaughtonGallery/Exhibitions/


Group Show at Platform Arts Gallery, Belfast

7 to 22 April 2017 | Opening: 6 April, 6pm
Platform Arts Gallery 1 & 2, 1 Queen Street, Belfast

“Th’ whole worl’ is in a terrible state o’ chassis” features the work of Dermal Baker, Andrew McSweeney, David Mathuna, Kevin O’Shea and Niamh Cooney.
An exhibition exchange with TACTIC and Sample studios, Co. Cork. “Th’ whole worl’ is in a terrible state o’ chassis” “Captain” Jack Boyle moans in the final line of Sean O’Casey’s tragi-comedy Juno and the Paycock. Drawing parallels between the 1920’s Ireland of O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock and the Ireland of today, as well as taking the use of tragi-comedy as a vehical for expression, this exhibition will address themes common in both, and furthermore in the world of today.

platformartsbelfast.com/project/th-whole-worl-terrible-state-o-chassis/
www.sample-studios.com/


Pilar Morales at Cotton Court Gallery, Belfast

7 to 13 April 2017 | Opening: 6 April, 6pm
Cotton Court gallery, Cotton Court, Ground Floor, 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast

Cotton Court Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by Pilar Morales.
The exhibition is an installation involving the interaction of paper sculptures with light and hand made dolls, incorporating screen-printed text and imagery. The subject matter was triggered by the theme of “Women” exploring cultural and social aspects of women, supported by research, personal views and experiences.
The work aims to establish dialogues of dualities and metaphors with visual elements.

www.bpw.org.uk/content/now-exhibiting-pilar-morales


Belfast Punk | Book Launch, Ricky Adam at Belfast Exposed

Thursday 6 April 2017, 6 to 8pm
Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast

For Late Night Art on 6 April 2017, we will be hosting a book launch and signing event to celebrate the release of ‘Belfast Punk’ by local photographer Ricky Adam, published by Damiani.

The “Warzone Collective” formed in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast in 1984, when a few local punks decided to secure their own venue. In 1986, the Collective opened Giros, with a vegetarian cafe, a practice space and screenprinting facilities. In 1991, Giros moved into a larger, more ambitious venue, where photog- rapher Ricky Adam (born 1974) captured the photographs in Belfast Punk.

Bands from all over the world came to play at what quickly distinguished itself as one of the most credible punk venues in Europe, including Bastard Youth, Knifed, The Dagda, My Name is Satan, Submission Hold, Debt, Runnin’ Riot, Sawn Off, Devils, The Redneck Manifesto, The Sorts, The Farewell Bend, John Holmes, Starmarket and The Dickies. The photographs in this volume, taken between 1997 and 2003 by a home- grown member of the scene, document the last years at Giros before it was closed in 2003, leaving a huge gap in radical Belfast culture.

www.rickyadamphoto.com/ | belfastexposed.org/eventdetails/Book_Launch_Belfast_Punk_by_Ricky_Adam