Category: Northern Ireland – Belfast


A Series of Small Explosions | David Turner at QSS, Belfast

23 February to 25 February
Opening night Thursday 23 February, 6pm

With A Series of Small Explosions, Belfast-based artist David Turner presents powerful images of bomb explosions created using LEGO bricks and Hama Beads and intended as a critical commentary on war.

David Turner has used these popular children’s building mediums to produce colourful panels and objects representing bomb blasts. Their playful toy-like aspect is only apparent, as these art works offer a denounce of the atrocities experienced by children in war zones around the world, be they victims or perpetrators as child soldiers, of death and violence.

These explosions also provide a critical reflection on how children are being exposed through war toys and games to the glorification of war and the denial of its devastating effects on human beings.

Turner created the exhibited pieces conveying a critical commentary of war drawing upon considerations on present and historical conflicts, but also recalling memories of the conflict he experienced as a child when growing up in turbulent Belfast during the ‘70s.

The artist has produced a wide and diverse body of work exploring and highlighting the atrocities and glorification of war through a variety of forms and mediums, making both two-dimensional representations and objects with a seemingly playful toy-look for their use of LEGO bricks, Hama Beads, crayons, or because replicating popular war toys.

With A Series of Small Explosions focusing on the catastrophic effects of bombs, Turner returns to a theme that informed past and new art pieces now displayed together for the first time in this show.

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


Anticipated Fictions; Monumental Configurations | Dorothy Hunter at PS2, Belfast   Recently updated !

17 February to 3 March
Opening 16 February 6pm

Anticipated Fictions; Monumental Configurations is based on theoretical destruction and (re)construction in conflicting ideologies. The work explores the bookending of time and space through the private sector, urban planning and public space in two existing instances in Magherafelt. It addresses the different temporalities that cohabit our lived space in the remnants of the past as well as the eventuality of the future.

The exhibition, consisting of a film installation and sculptural installation, plays on the nature of information available, adding referents and expanding contexts to change its reading. The work plays with the potentiality, and tension between stability and instability.

Curated by Mirjami Schuppert

Artist’s talk: Dorothy Hunter in conversation with Daniel Jewesbury and Dave Loder 23 February 6pm.

PS²
11 North St, Belfast BT1 1NA
T: +44 28 9023 5912
E: pssquared@btconnect.com
W: pssquared.org


Bbeyond Performance Monthly, Belfast

Saturday 18 February, 12 noon.
York St Station Underpass, Belfast.

The second Performance Monthly of 2017 will take place at York Street Station Underpass. Following this we will have an discussion about “What happened or took place?”, “What were the experiences connected to feelings/ideas”? We are interested to gather relevant discussion about working together in public place/space/s. After the Performance Monthly we will meet in the Boardroom where the Bbeyond office is located on Royal Avenue.

Bbeyond
Third Floor
Cathedral Quarter
109-113 Royal Avenue
Belfast
E: bbeyond@europe.com
W: bbeyond.live


Ulster Photo Fair 2017 | Ulster University Art Gallery

16 to 23 February

The Ulster Photo Fair will launch on Thursday 16th of February with an exhibition at the University of Ulster, which will showcase the works of up and coming fine art photographers who are experimenting and challenging the medium of photography in creative and exciting ways. Come along for a chance to see and share ideas, entertainment, refreshments and fun.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a series of talks from students and professionals from different aspects of the industry.
– 16th Feb: Donald Weber, author of the seminal work ‘Interrogations’.
– 22nd Feb: Student Talks
– 23rd Feb: Hannah Watson, director of Trolley Books and TJ Boulting Gallery.

Editing Clinic:
As part of this year’s programme the two artists in residence from the Belfast School of Art’s Photography department are offering free informal sessions to help artists out with an ongoing body of work. Mary Hamill and Maria Przybylska will spend up to an hour helping with concept development, editing or sequencing a series.

For more information and booking email: ulsterphotofair@gmail.com

Ulster University Art Gallery
Belfast School of Art
York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3456
E: arts@ulster.ac.uk
W: www.ulster.ac.uk


Predictable Contact | Michael Hanna at The Naughton Gallery, Belfast

sml-michael-hanna16 February to 26 March 2017
The Naughton Gallery, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University, Belfast

Belfast-based Michael Hanna is the official Artist in Residence for Northern Ireland Science Festival 2017. Within his practice, Hanna appropriates evocative materials including acoustic foam and perforated steel, along with tactile art materials such as wet clay, rubber and plastics. These are integrated with video projection and animation in what has been described as showing a “healthy disregard for institutional boundaries between disciplines”.

Predictable Contact sees the creation of immersive, synthetic environments using a combination of sculptural elements, video, and sound. It is inspired by scientific methodology and classification, and continues the artist’s interest in psychological research on learning. The exhibition considers how we make sense of the world both visually and conceptually.

This exhibition has been generously supported by British Council Northern Ireland.
naughtongallery.org | michaelhanna.org


BOSTON | Group Exhibition at Golden Thread Gallery

2 February to 11 March

Margaret Hart, Zach Horn, Elizabeth Marran and Cat Mazza from the University of Massachussetts, Boston present an exhibition showcasing the wide variety of skills and mediums found at this prestigious institution. Despite the variety of the artistic approaches brought forward, the exhibition is inherently about people. These themes on people vary from Hart’s collages probing gender norms, Horn’s video and drawing work surrounding ideas of the neighbour, Marran’s abstract narratives and textile work by Mazza using traditional patterns as markers of social cohesion.

BOSTON will transport a small representation of Boston’s artistic breadth to Belfast. BOSTON seeks to transplant artwork to Belfast, to reposition a distinctly American notion of location into a new context. While the participating artists work in a myriad of styles and materials, their sense of place is eminently personal.

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


DOUBLE PARRHESIA | Group Exhibition at Catalyst Arts

3 to 21 February

Catalyst Arts presents DOUBLE PARRHESIA, an exhibition of work by Kathryn Elkin, Adam Lewis-Jacob and Maria Toumazou which considers the potential of shared cultural memory, affectual labour and self-organisation, to generate new modalities in contemporary art practice and institutional activism.

This project draws its title from Gerald Raunig’s essay ‘What is a Progressive (Art) Institution?’ which considers how an art institution can become part of a political multitude by making use of Michel Foucault’s concept of ‘parrhesia’. Raunig envisions an art institution that performs a ‘double parrhesia’; of both criticising hegemonic power and disclosing the truth about its own position. Each of the artists involved in the exhibition have practices which oscillate between the self and the collective, individual practices and artist-led initiatives. This duality, transition and exchange between positions has the potential to carve out a space in which to cultivate collaboration, test methods of sustainability and generate a radical collective consciousness.

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


Sequences | John Rainey at Bullitt Hotel, Belfast

9 February to 10 March
Bullitt Hotel
40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN

VAI Northern Ireland in partnership with Bullitt Hotel, Belfast, are delighted to present this exhibition of new and existing work by Northern Ireland-based artist John Rainey.

Working primarily with 3D print technologies and ceramics, Rainey’s work considers how digital cultures, advancing technologies and photographic practices can suggest new pathways for representing the body. His work, Rainey states, ‘reflects recent (increasingly digitised) changes to our cultural, personal and social ways of living and communicating’

John Rainey is the first artist to be selected for a new VAI NI programme which seeks to pair artists and curators; working within non-traditional exhibition spaces, in order to explore ways to reach new audiences and expand curatorial practice in a way that doesn’t rely upon a white cube aesthetic. The first in this series is curated by Jane Morrow and will launch at Bullitt Hotel in Belfast on Thursday 2 February from 6pm to coincide with Late Night Art Belfast.

About the artist:
Rainey completed his MA at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2012. He is an associated artist of Marsden Woo Gallery, London, where his first solo exhibition was held in 2013. In the same year, he completed a four-month residency at Konstfack University for the Creative Arts as the Anglo-Swedish Society’s Visual Arts Scholar and was selected to produce a large-scale installation for “COLLECT 2013 Project Space” at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Recent exhibitions include “Less + More” at Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin and “On Visibility” at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.
johnrainey.co.uk/

For more information about the exhibition or this programme, please contact Rob Hilken, Northern Ireland Manager, Visual Artists Ireland, by email: rob@visualartists-ni.org


Late Night Art Belfast, Thursday 2 February

LNABLate 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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Transmit | 2nd year MFA Interim Show
Platform Arts

2nd February – 18th February
Opening 6-9pm, 2nd Feb 2017
Gallery 1 & 2.

Helouise O’ Reilly / Jacqueline Huskisson / Justine McDonnell / Cait Morrison / Hannah McBride / Declan Proctor / Rosanna Wilson / Nathan Crothers / Siobhan McQuade / Paula Deji / Matthew Bourree / Angelina Chung / Colin Scott

An exhibition of works by current 2nd years on the MFA Fine Art Course at the Belfast School of Art. ‘Transmit’ presents the diverse multidisciplinary approaches undertaken by this group of emerging artists, exploring a variety of themes, tactics and antics across a range of media.

The MFA Fine Art in Belfast was established in 1979 and the course’s vision today remains as radical and relevant as it was then- in providing multidisciplinary art education experience that asserts plurality, relevancy, criticality and quality in today’s contemporary art world.

Live Performance ‘If this mouth could open’ by Justine McDonnell, 7pm SHARP.

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Goose Lane Gallery @ Tivoli Barbers
Brian Kielt – Fictive Perceptions

Opening Thursday 2nd February 2017 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition will run from 2nd February until 24th February.

A new body of work by Brian Kielt exploring the notion of trauma and how we perceive the multifaceted impacts. (Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.)

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Arts & Disability Forum Gallery
Alice Burns – Hidden Narrative

Opening Thursday 2nd February 2017 5pm – 7pm

A series of images on paper and glass, representing the hidden narrative during a time of unease.

Alice’s practice currently explores strategies of public engagement: connections between people and site. The concept of ‘site’ extends to memory and ritual, as well as physical location. Alice explores these relationships through multiple processes and materials, instigated in collaboration with those she encounters.

‘Hidden Narrative’ runs from 3rd February to 3rd March 2017.
Official opening: Thursday 2nd February 5pm to 7pm
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am to 3pm
Admission free: gallery accessible
Please arrange group visits in advance

If you require BSL or audio description, please contact Alan Sheeran on alan@adf.ie or (028) 9023 9450.

Alice will have a Conversation in the ADF gallery on Friday 24th February 1pm to 2pm 2017.

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Duncairn Arts Centre
DAS Resident Artists’ Exhibition
30 January – 10 February

In partnership with the Duncairn Cultural Arts Centre, DAS is proud to present new works by residents Shane Finan, Dan Moxham, Will McConnell, Kathleen O’Leary and Elien Ronse.

Join us at the Duncairn Centre for a drinks reception on Thursday the 2nd of February, from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs from the 30th of January to the 10th of February. Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information on the artists and their work, visit our website: www.digitalartsstudios.com

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Gerard Dillon Gallery, An Cultúrlann
David Fox – A Road Less Travelled

Fox who originally hailed from Co. Offaly in the midlands has been living and working in Belfast since 2011, graduated from the Ulster University with an Masters in Fine Art in 2013 and has since worked at Creative Exchange Artist Studio in the East of the city.

His work has been exhibited across Ireland, and internationally he has had 3 major solo exhibitions. This is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Belfast.

Exhibition runs until February 24th

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MAC International 2016

MAC International Ulster Bank Prize is the largest arts prize in Ireland, offering professional artists worldwide the opportunity to exhibit in the MAC. The exhibition will run from 28 October 2015 – 19 Feb 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!


Transmit | 2nd year MFA Interim Show at Platform Arts

2 to 18 February
Opening, 2 Feb, 6pm
Gallery 1 and 2

Helouise O’ Reilly / Jacqueline Huskisson / Justine McDonnell / Cait Morrison / Hannah McBride / Declan Proctor / Rosanna Wilson / Nathan Crothers / Siobhan McQuade / Paula Deji / Matthew Bourree / Angelina Chung / Colin Scott

An exhibition of works by current 2nd years on the MFA Fine Art Course at the Belfast School of Art. ‘Transmit’ presents the diverse multidisciplinary approaches undertaken by this group of emerging artists, exploring a variety of themes, tactics and antics across a range of media.

The MFA Fine Art in Belfast was established in 1979 and the course’s vision today remains as radical and relevant as it was then- in providing multidisciplinary art education experience that asserts plurality, relevancy, criticality and quality in today’s contemporary art world.

Live Performance ‘If this mouth could open’ by Justine McDonnell, 2 February 7pm.

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


The Sounds of Science | Josephine McCormick at ArtisAnn, Belfast

2 to 25 February 2017 | Opening: 1 February, 6pm
ArtisAnn Gallery, ​70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast

ArtisAnn Gallery and ‘The Sounds of Science’ by Dr Josephine McCormick as part of NI Science Festival.

The Sounds of Science is an exhibition of digital artworks, which combine print making and digital audio technology to celebrate significant events and discoveries in science that have resulted in paradigm shifts in our knowledge of how the world, and the universe, works. Josephine McCormicks’ work weaves sound and voice within visual layers towards producing art that is beautiful, delicate and extraordinary. Josephine has visually rendered the voice of significant scientists and embedded them within her artworks. This enables viewers to have an immersive experience of breakthrough moments in scientific history.

Special NI Science Festival Event – Wednesday 15 February 7pm: Sound Performance by Josephine McCormick

Gallery hours: Wednesday to Friday: 11am to 6pm, Saturday: Midday to 5pm
www.artisann.org/coming-soon.html


According To Our Historians A Meteorite Fell Hissing | David Haughey at Ulster University Art Gallery

26 January to 25 February

In the science fiction novel “We,” by Yevgeny Zamyatin there is occasional reference to a “Two-Hundred-Year War.” The details of the catalysing epoch are never described in full. The reader is left to speculate upon the crisis and the conditions that brought it about. This speculation, is one of the central concerns in this body of work. With any occurrence largely read by digital means, how is the historical timeline composed and events concatenated? How does this lens affect reading, and position an “event” relative to any other moment, with only diffuse edges separating document and fiction in this arena?

The framework put in place to create this work, is a model of how images and data are found and referenced, revealing the flaws, the haphazard nature of search, and the evident human curation, not only of the archive, but the mechanics and structure of how we interact with any archive and its data.

Each individual composition is loaded with the representations found in original photos, and carry that historical freight into the compositional space, which is simultaneously nullified and continually recast in different roles by a process of cutting, cropping, grouping, drawing, painting and looking.

The work is attempting to describe something, but similar to the Two-Hundred- Year War, that thing is just outside of view, just outside the frame, just outside of experience. When events occur beyond lived experience and are mediated by a system that is subject to the same flaws and corruption of any other, how do we read them, what underwrites the consensus, and what are we left with in the aftermath?

Ulster University Art Gallery
Belfast School of Art
York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3456
E: arts@ulster.ac.uk
W: www.ulster.ac.uk


DAS Residents at the Duncairn Centre, Belfast

30 January to 10 February
Opening reception 2 February, 6pm

In partnership with the Duncairn Centre, DAS is proud to present new works by artists-in-residence Shane Finan, Dan Moxham, Will McConnell, Kathleen O’Leary and Elien Ronse.

Shane Finan is creating an interactive, participatory artwork responding to the architecture of the Duncairn Centre as a cultural space built within a church. He is building a structure within an art centre within a church, based on the historical model of a ciborium shelter. His focus is on our interaction with places and ways of looking, told through power structures.

Dan Moxham is interested in lo-fi techniques and processes. His psychedelic video ‘Transcendental Astronaut’ explores addiction.

Over the last year Will McConnell has been working on a video essay series entitled ‘Dreamland’. This screening presents the latest collection of new films in the series, exploring subjects such as: the life of an old Belfast Art Deco cinema, space (physical and virtual), hunting snipe, virtual reality and the Titanic.

Kathleen O’Leary will screen her experimental documentary film ‘Moveable Dimensions’ on art and music festivals in Ireland and Spain from ’05 and ’11.

During her recent International Residency at DAS Belgian artist Elien Ronse stayed overnight in several houses in Ireland, north and south, documenting how people structure their private surroundings. The focus lays on what we call private space but what is loaded with common good and shared behaviour.

Duncairn Centre, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast, BT14 6BP
digitalartsstudios.com/events/das-


Fictive Perception | Brian Kielt at Goose Lane Gallery, Belfast

patriarchalpicnic-small2 to 23 February 2017
Goose Lane Gallery, Tivoli Barbers,  15 North St, Belfast BT1 1LA

‘Fictive Perception’ is a new body of work by Brian Kielt exploring the notion of trauma and how we perceive the multifaceted impacts.  Drawings and paintings merge and overlap found and original imagery from eclectic sources which hint at sinister motifs of the viewer’s own making. These fictive narratives are continually shifting. To record the constant flux of multiple imagery, orientations and perspectives is to widen the scope for understanding the many facets of trauma.

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
www.briankielt.tumblr.com


An Bóthar is lú taistil | David Fox i nDánlann Dillon, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

19 Eanáir go dtí 24 Feabhra

An bóthar is lú taistil’ is teideal don taispeántas péintéireachta aonair ag David Fox, ealaíontóir atá ag cur faoi i mBéal Feirste. Sa taispeántas seo tá saolhar nua a fhiosraíon an choincheap den turas nach mbionn crioch leis, coincheap a léiríonn na radharcanna de mótarbhealaí agus bóithre uaigneacha.

’A road less travelled’, is a solo painting exhibition by Belfast based artist David Fox. The exhibition comprises of new works that explore the notion of journey without end, as depicted by desolate motorway and road scenes.

Cloíonn na saothair seo le téama atá go mór chun tosaigh i saothar an ealaíontóra sa taispeántas seo agus ina shaothar ina iomláine, an slí a thagann togáil agus ailtireacht daonna idir sinn agus an nadúr. Tá an claonadh acu ag bóithre agus droichid an tírdhreach a ghearradh agus bheith sa bhealach ar an ndomhan nadúrtha. Sa taispeántas seo tá an ealaíontóir ag leagadh béime sa bhreis ar nithe atá déanta ag an duine daonna – bóithre, droichid agus a leithéid – a bhionn an eifeacht seo acu. Ní h-amháin gur séadchomharthaí tabhachtacha iad seo sa tírdhreach ach is eilimintí togálacha iad sa tírdhreach iad féin. Cuireann seo leis an mbéim ar an nasc idir daoine agus an domhan ina máirimíd. De réir an leargais seo is mó ná áit nó áíteanna é/iad na tírdhreach(anna) a bhfuil lorg daonna orthu – is léir gur laithreacha mí-nadurtha iad.

Through his depiction of urban and rural landscapes, Fox explores the obstruction of the natural world caused by human constructs and man-made architectural elements, which are common themes seen throughout his wider practice. In ‘A road less travelled’, the artist seeks to push further the notion of human construction by focusing on ‘man made’ objects such as roads and bridges that tend to cut through the landscape and impede the natural world. These roads, bridges and other roadside objects not only form key landmarks within the landscape but also form key constructing elements of the landscapes themselves, further emphasising the intrinsic link between humans and the world they inhabit. Landscapes have increasingly become more than a place touched by human presence and more places which are the creation of human presence. They have become somewhat, unnatural.

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
216 Falls Rd, Belfast BT12 6AH
W: www.culturlann.ie


100 Works | Sean Hillen at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

26 January to 11 March 2017
Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast

Sean Hillen: 100 Works is the first major solo exhibition of Sean Hillen in Northern Ireland, and is focused on his practice as a collagist, with works dating back to the early 1980’s. Hilen’s distinctive images have been circulating in Irish visual culture for over 30 years.
This selection by the artist of 100 Works is represented here as a mixture of original works, many rarely-or-never seen, borrowed from private and public collections; prints in different scales and facsimile editions.

There will be an artists talk with Sean Hillen on 27 January from 1 to 2pm.

T: +44 (0)28 90 330920
www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk/events/100-works/?v=d2cb7bbc0d23

 

 


Kaleidoscope of Colour | Catherine Davison at QSS, Belfast

19 to 21 January
Opening night Thursday 19 January 6pm

Catherine Davison is a Belfast based artist and a member of QSS. Her work is inspired by the dynamic colours and forms of nature, they are loud and bold expressions of the artist’s experience within the natural and urban environment. Her recent travels in South America mirror her tropical palette. This exhibition is a culmination of her recent residency in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.

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


Forms of Resistance | Group Exhibition at Catalyst Arts

12 to 24 January | Opening Thursday 12 January 6pm

Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle, Francesco Nordio, Vukasin Nedeljkovic.

Forms of Resistance explores and calls into question the idea of resistance, meant as a reaction against different established powers driven by artists, collectives or even a whole community.

Manna and Storihle’s experimental documentary ‘the Goodness Regime’ explores the ambiguity of Norway’s image as a peacemaking nation, while Nedeljkovic’s work – part of the ongoing project ‘Asylum Archive’ – investigates the tough reality of Asylum Seekers’ provision centers in Ireland. On the other hand, Nordio’s work ‘About Culture. A Proposal For A Revolution’ creates a set of guidelines in the form of a how-to-do book, that describes how a cultural shift could be conducted – both on a global scale and in everyday life.

In this open playground, these various approaches coexist and overlap into a fluid itinerary that will expand over the course of the exhibition through various talks and discussions with the artists involved.

Francesco Nordio – Artist Talk Friday 13th January 5pm
Vukasin Nedeljkovic – Artist Talk Saturday 21st January 5pm

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


We are Fluid | Elaine McGinn Performance at ADF Gallery, Belfast

Elaine will perform ‘We are Fluid’ on Thursday 12 January from 12 to 2pm in the ADF gallery.

Elaine McGinn has been inspired by her memories of linen mills of the 1980s and 90s, within the context of local and global socio-political change. Her work signifies what she sees as “cultural fragmentation”.

This performance is part of the current ADF show, GUEST 2, curated by Colin Darke.

If you require audio description, please contact Alan Sheeran on alan@adf.ie or (028) 9023 9450.

Arts and Disability Forum
109-113 Royal Avenue,
Belfast, N.Ireland BT1 1FF
T: +44 28 9023 9450
E: info@adf.ie
W: adf.ie


Balls and Things | Levi Hanes at Platform Arts Belfast

6 to 21 January

“Balls and Things” features new artworks by Levi Hanes that examine aspects of the relationship between objects and images and their intended use. Featuring a range of objects; from a large PVC banner of scanned fruit, hand painted sports balls, an oil painting reproduction and images, the exhibition seeks to critically explore a range of internalised physical and cognitive disruptions in the viewer, suggested by the artworks through visual puns and gags.

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