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.
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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.
Or make your way around the galleries at your own pace. Here are just some of the highlights of this Late Night Art:
Transmit | 2nd year MFA Interim Show
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.
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.)
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 email@example.com or (028) 9023 9450.
Alice will have a Conversation in the ADF gallery on Friday 24th February 1pm to 2pm 2017.
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
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
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.
END OF THE EVENING:
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!