Future/Forward | Group Exhibition at QSS Artist Studios

Future/Forward | Group Exhibition at QSS Artist Studios


30/06/2022 - 28/07/2022    


QSS Artist Studios
The Arches Centre, 11-13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast

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Exhibition launch: Future/Forward, 30 June 2022, 6pm

Exhibition open: 30 June – 28 July 2022, Tuesday – Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm, or by appointment

Join us for the launch of the second exhibition in our Future/Forward programme: a long-term studio project and series of three exhibitions featuring new collaborative works by QSS members.

Conceived as a response to the pandemic, the programme paired 35 artists together to create experimental work, and to re-galvanise the studio community following the disruption of the past two years. The focus for this series of exhibitions is on representing artists’ working methods, of process and exchange, and the significance of creative dialogue.

Participating artists have worked closely with curator Jane Morrow since August 2021, through a series of over 80 studio visits, discussions and presentations, culminating in three exhibitions – two in Belfast, and one in Dublin.

The first exhibition ran from 2 – 23 June, and featured collaborative works by Amanda Coogan and Sharon Kelly; Anushiya Sundaralingam and Mary Cosgrove; Clare French and Grace McMurray; Frédéric Huska, Joy Gerrard and Vasiliki Stasinaki; Jennifer Trouton and Rachel Lawell; Kwok Tsui and Pauline Clancy; Majella Clancy, Sinead McKeever and Niamh Clarke

Part 2 participating artists:

Future/Forward part 2, QSS Studios & Gallery

30 June – 28 July 2022

Alacoque Davey and Sharon McKeown

Amy Higgins and Michelle McKeown

Andrew Haire, Catherine Davison and Rachael Colhoun

Angela Hackett and Anushiya Sundaralingam

Ashley B Holmes and Naomi Litvack

Charlie Scott, Craig Donald and David Haughey

Gail Ritchie and Meadhbh McIlgorm

Gerard Carson and Gerry Devlin

Mark McGreevy and Susan Connolly

The exhibition will also travel, in a new configuration featuring all 35 artists, to MART’s Old Fire Station Gallery in Dublin, where it will be presented from 13 August – 2 September 2022. QSS have been invited by MART as part of a broader initiative to share their gallery space with artist-run organisations, studio groups and independent curators based throughout the island of Ireland, introducing their work to new audiences and developing peer networks in Dublin.

For more information, please visit:




QSS, The Arches Centre, 11-13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AA

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