Late Night Art Belfast | Thursday 2 June

late night art belfastLate 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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Some events in this month’s Late Night Art Belfast:

10 Exchange Street West, Belfast BT1 2NJ
(Opened 6th May)
Double Act: Art and Comedy
This major exhibition explores how comedy is important in shaping meaning, and how it can help us negotiate the complexities of everyday life.

If you wish to take time to view this exhibition, please do so before the guided tour leaves The MAC at 6pm.

Golden Thread Gallery
84- 94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, BT1 2LU
Today I Wrote Nothing – Leo Devlin
Today I Wrote Nothing is a body of work that encompasses drawing, performance to video and sculpture.
(Opened 28th April)
These Days are Persistent and Changeable
Martin Boyle and Lorraine Burrell The juxtaposition of the real with the imaginary has been of constant interest to Golden Thread Gallery and has led to the realisation of this exhibition, These Days are Persistent and Changeable.

Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery
The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FF
(Opened 26th May)
The Hopeless End of a Great Dream – Declan Clarke
Belfast Exposed is pleased to present The Hopeless End of a Great Dream, a major new film commission by Declan Clarke. This 16mm feature length film was co-commissioned by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris and Trinity Creative.

(Opened 26th May)
Belfast Exposed Futures – Andrew Rankin
Andrew Rankin is interested in escapist fantasies and how they can be used to create a shortcut to our ideal self, often through the creation of an augmented, more preferable reality.

18 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2GP
(Opened 26th May)
DAS Exhibition at PS2
DAS (Digital Arts Studios) is delighted to present a selection of new works from current artists-in-residence Miguel Martin, Josephine McCormick, Samantha McGahon and Eoin McGinn.

Platform Arts
1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
Electroscapes by Arnold Koroshegyi
Electroscapes comprises an installation and series of experimental images generated from a modified digital processes that incorporates surveillance software and locative media. The works meld “datascapes” with natural scenery, and they reinterpret landscape by rendering visible the flow of electromagnetic frequencies that moves within, and around, remote geographic environments. How the ubiquitous yet invisible wireless activity in our culture expresses itself aesthetically and artistically on/in nature are the thematic cornerstones of Electroscapes.

DUKKHA by Steven Maybury
Dukkha; a Pali word and a Buddhist term commonly translated as “suffering”, “anxiety” or “stress” .
Using this term as a focal point, Steven Maybury intertwines cultural interests, artistic concerns and leisurely rituals as a reflection on our physical relationships in this world.

37-39 Queen Street, 1st Floor, Belfast, BT1 6EA
Array Studios presents Two for Many
An exhibition from a diverse group of artists and makers curated by Rachael Campbell-Palmer at Pollen Studios. The exhibition explores the dynamics of the studio environment, examining this shared working space as a pivotal context for the artworks created. A context where individual practices sit within the culture of a collective. Two For Many marks the 20th year for Array as a Belfast based studio cooperative.

Catalyst Arts
5 College Court Belfast BT1 6BS
This project fosters practices concerned with the conditions for production, labour, autonomism, desire and decision. FLEXIBILISM is the appraisal of four artists who have been invited to develop and reconfigure a previously made or designed work in relation to explicit, esoteric and existential aspects of Catalyst Arts and its site in Belfast as a public space.

QSS Studios & Gallery
31-33 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7EJ
Print Salon
The hugely anticipated collaboration with Belfast Print Workshop. Print Salon focuses on the various roles played by printmaking as an artform and as a process employed within a shared-studio context. The exhibition comprises of 12 commissioned pieces printed on to ‘half sheets’ of paper in editions of 24, of which 10 will be made available as a limited edition box set for public sale.

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