Visual Artists Ireland - Events


13/09/2018 – 28/09/2018 – All Day The Duncairn, Duncairn Avenue, BelfastA beautiful body of Shibori Print on Linen, presented in collaboration with Words for Castle Ward. There will be readings of the new work on the evening, and you can take the time to enjoy how this cross art form […]

Experimental Processes | Lucy Turner at Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast


18/09/2018 – 22/09/2018 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall Street, BelfastBeyond Skin, in collaboration with Belfast Exposed and Escuelas de Paz, and coinciding with Good Relations Week (17-23 September), proudly presents Imagine Peace. This exhibition in Belfast is part of the #FUTyoURES creative Peace programme aimed at […]

Imagine Peace | Ingrid Guyon & Antonio Amador at Belfast ...


14/09/2018 - 06/10/2018 - All Day
PS², Spencer House, 69 Royal Avenue, , Belfast
The exhibition 'Dispersed Presence’ is a result of ‘Transforming Long Kesh/Maze’, a collaborative social sculpture by artists Martin Krenn and Aisling O’Beirn, exploring the future of the Maze/Long Kesh prison site beyond its current state of limbo. The former prison has both a physical presence and conceptual importance. Indecision about its future at government level says much about the political climate of a ‘post-conflict’ society. Given this, the artists are interested in how one can think beyond the site’s legacy and to its future.

Dispersed Presence | Martin Krenn & Aisling O’Beirn at PS2, ...



16/09/2018 – 26/09/2018 – All Day Atypical Gallery, 109-113 Royal Avenue, BelfastI Stepped Out And She Stepped In Again is a visual and performance art exhibition by five Belfast-based artists. Best known as performance artists, creating work that exists temporarily in the fluid interactivity between performer and audience, rather than […]

I Stepped Out And She Stepped In Again | Group ...


06/09/2018 - 29/09/2018 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ArtisAnn Gallery, ArtisAnn Gallery, 70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast
Special Preview: Wednesday 5 September 6-8pm. ArtisAnn presents the first professional group show featuring this year’s class of emerging young talent.  All the artists have graduated from the School of Art at Ulster University, winning several awards and prizes along the way. In alphabetical order, they are: Dan Ferguson, who graduated with a Masters in Fine Art with commendation.  Although born in London, where he taught art at the Institute of Education, Dan has now made Belfast his home and lives here with his wife and children. Aimee Melaugh is a 22 year old from Derry, who has recently graduated First...

Emerging Artists | Group Exhibition at ArtisAnn Art Gallery, Belfast


06/09/2018 - 29/09/2018 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Engine Room Gallery, 59 North St, Belfast
Through painting, sculpture, video and sound this exhibition aims to examine the human condition and the capacity to understand our relationships with ‘self’ and ‘others’. ‘Shortcut through the trees’ is concerned with the exploration of ‘place’ and ‘belonging’. It is about harmony and discord; the notion that everything does not adhere to its symbolism. Multiple meanings will exist, often resulting in a paradox. It deals in opposites and contradictions: black and white, shadow and light, movement and stillness, clarity and obscurity, and the interplay between different dimensions. The work encourages us to look at the familiar and see the unknown....

Shortcut through the trees | Mark Chambers at The Engine ...



06/09/2018 - 29/09/2018 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunburst Gallery at Ards Arts Centre, Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6 September, 7pm – 9pm Driven to understand the lasting effects of an early childhood trauma, Robert P. Ryan invokes ghostly figures as the representation of an absence. Seeking to make these intangible influences flesh, Ryan’s oil paintings attempt to manifest something ungraspable. By giving elusive feelings a physical form in stifled poses, simplified compositions and colouring reminiscent of hand-painted photographs; these paintings display a firm connection to photography and the aesthetic of its infancy.

Beyond Recollection | Robert P. Ryan at Sunburst Gallery, Ards ...


06/09/2018 - 29/09/2018 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Georgian Gallery at Ards Arts Centre, Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6 September, 7pm – 9pm Margaret Anne Suggs works by hand, with traditional tools, to create intricate, heart-felt illustrations that are sometimes sweet, sometimes spicy, but always delightful. The detail included in this collection of works invites the viewer to look closely and linger. Featured in the show will be pieces from Suggs’ recent books, Cup of Tea (written by Eric La Branche), Me Nan Found a Leprechaun (written by David McNiven) and the best-selling, award-winning Pigín of Howth (written by Kathleen Watkins). Be drawn in to enjoy these original works yourself.

Drawn by Hand | Margaret Anne Suggs at Georgian Gallery, ...


06/09/2018 - 28/09/2018 - All Day
Cotton Court Gallery, 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6 September, 6pm - 9pm. Print and mixed media exhibition. Belfast Print Workshop welcomes you to the opening of 'Interwoven' at the Cotton Court Gallery on September 6th (6pm - 9pm), part of Late Night Art Belfast. This mixed media exhibition by three BPW artist-members Anushiya Sundaralingam, Raquel Amat and Majella Clancy is part of the Linen Biennale NI and will re-think linen as a raw material as well as its social connotations. Three women artists from Sri Lanka,  Spain and Ireland explore linen; its historical significance in Northern Ireland as well as its links to wealth, purity and hierarchical status. Interested in how...

Interwoven | Group Exhibition at Cotton Court Gallery, Belfast



06/09/2018 - 25/10/2018 - All Day
Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick St, Belfast BT1 2LU, Belfast
Exhibition Opening: 6th September 6pm – 8pm. The Golden Thread Gallery presents, Winnipeg-based (Ca) artist Irene Bindi’s first solo exhibition in the North of Ireland, ‘Annoucing notte sopra, vipere sotto’. Bindi’s project initiated at an Artarcadia artists-residency in Le Caselle, Italy, takes as its starting point Oskar Fishinger’s ‘Walking from Berlin to Munich’ (1927). As an exercise, Bindi walked from one Apennine Valley village to another, 27km away, taking hundreds of photographs in preparation for a conceptual ‘film’ documenting the journey. In her ‘Annoucing notte sopra, vipere sotto’ installation, Bindi presents repeated field recordings and collages from segments of the walk,...

Annoucing notte sopra, vipere sotto | Irene Bindi at Golden ...