Events – Belfast


12 to 31 January

Beyond the Beyonds is an exhibition of recent paintings and prints by 81 year old internationally renowned artist, John Kingerlee.

The exhibition will feature work from the past three years and includes Grids, Landscapes, Heads and prints. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be his very latest work titled SRIK paintings.

The SRIKS are absorbing and housing a lifetime’s random collection of memorabilia. Old notes, old letters, old drawings etc which Kingerlee carried for years, all passing out of his life and into the world of paintings.

The Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Belfast
BT7 1NH, Northern Ireland
T: +44 (0) 28 9024 2338
E: info@crescentarts.org
W: crescentarts.org

Beyond the Beyonds | John Kingerlee at The Crescent Arts ...


25 January to 9 March
Exhibition launch Thursday 25 January 6pm, performance of with added nuts 7pm

The Arts & Disability Forum is pleased to present still alone in her voices / screwloose, a haunting and at times darkly funny exhibition of visual poetry, film and sculptural pieces by Newcastle-based self-taught artist, performer and writer gobscure.

Born from gobscure’s experiences of psychosis, still alone in her voices is a moving and provocative look, in gobscure’s own words, at how “we too are constantly being erased & having to write ourselves back in”. Comprised of large white wooden boards covered in layers of charcoal writing, the work is weighty yet fragile – covered in languages you can see but cannot read.

screwloose, a collection of sculptural pieces, short films and visual-poems, responds to the increasing chaos of the international political system and asks the question: are we mad or are we made?, reimagines an Ireland with a frictionless border, and asks if Donald Trump is still playing with his marbles or if he has lost them like the rest of us?

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

still alone in her voices / screw loose | gobscure ...


11 to 17 January

MFA Belfast present the hard core, soft centred, minimalist, maximalist, critical, complimentary, painterly, pixelated, gendered, genderless, placed, displaced, decadent, sparse, remembered, forgotten, historic and imaginary through a constellation of concepts, conceived as image, object and video. This raucous, rip roaring appraisal of the possibilities within contemporary art examines the development of highly individual artistic practices within collaborative studio and gallery environments.

Exhibiting Artists: Amy Higgins, Aaron Yendall, Cathy Cannon, Dan Ferguson, Gearoid McGinley, Joey O’Gorman, Mary Gilfillan-Griffin, Naomi Litvack, Rachel Alexander and Vasiliki Stasinaki.

Catalyst Arts is delighted to again host this interim exhibition of work by final year students on the Ulster University’s MFA Fine Art course.

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

Exegesis | Group Exhibition at Catalyst Arts, Belfast



12 to 25 January

QSS is delighted to present an annual showcase of work by recent graduates from the Belfast School of Art. This event will serve as a platform for emerging artists during this transitional stage in their careers. A diverse range of works will be on show, from photography and painting through to sculpture, installation and printmaking.

Featured artists: Hannah Clegg, Petra Dominova, Meghan Downey, Olivia Gamble, Jordain Gillen, Mary Goss, Erin Healey, Megan Holmes, Fern Keaney, Megan Kerr, Ruth McGillycuddy, Yasmine Robinson (image), Charlie Scott and Sarah Smith.

Exhibition opening times: Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 5pm

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

Emergence | Group Exhibition at QSS Gallery, Belfast


4 to 28 January 2018

Bea Daly is a Dublin-based visual artist. Recently she has completed a residency in Inis Oirr, Aran Islands. Some of the work shown in Green Room were created during her residence. Some are from a longer process of work, which was originally inspired by Wiliam Hope Hodgson book – The House at the Borderland.

This exhibition in Belfast is the artists’ first public view of the long research topic. Inis Oirr residency was “a house“ at the edge of the Atlantic –borderland in the literal sense.

This instalment explores figurative and non-figurative co-existence in trying to capture the feeling of immediacy. The borderland in a more symbolic way, shows the concern for the evolving views and values of our nature co-dependencies.

For more information visit here.

Black Box
18 Hill St
Belfast
BT1 2LA
Tel: +44 28 9024 4400

Bea Daly | Exhibition at The Black Box, Belfast


4 to 20 January

‘BELFAST: CHANGE FOR THE GOOD OF THE CITY’ is the slogan on the website of the developers Castlebrook. But what are the plans exactly? How were they agreed upon and by whom? And was that it? -those few hours of public consultation on the top floor of the MAC, known only by the most informed? And do developers take any notice of those objections anyway?

With the existing plans of the Cathedral Quarter (CQ) and specifically North Street as the starting point,Who owns the City? will escape getting lost in plans, and try instead to find ways to achieve a better, democratic urban planning system. PS² declares that it has a more than everyday interest in the redevelopment since, as a consequence, it will have to move out of CQ by April 2018.

Who owns the city? is an attempt to understand and seek ways of participation in urban planning and includes 4 sections:

1] the most recent large scale plans of the Royal Exchange development- inviting visitors to contribute their views to the increasing debate that in recent days saw critical comments both by Bishop of Connor Rt Rev Alan Abernethy (see) and the Belfast Building Trust (see) in the Belfast Telegraph, echoing concerns of the SAVE CQ campaign.
2] other urban developments and campaigns across the city
3] outline the existing planning process in Northern Ireland and invites comments for a change towards more democratic citizen participation
4] the tools, tactics and strategies of legal protest

Talks, presentations, discussions:
Friday, 12 January and, 3 to 6pm
Friday 19 January, 3 to 6pm
These sessions are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Who owns the City? Urban planning, citizen participation and forms ...



12 January to 24 February
Exhibition Preview: Thursday 11 January 6pm

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present, A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission by Peter Mitchell, the first major solo exhibition of the British colour documentary photographer on the island of Ireland.

A fan of aviation since childhood and inspired by the US Viking space missions, which landed observation ‘landers’ on the surface of Mars for the first time in the 1970’s, Mitchell adopts the notion that an ‘alien’ from Mars has returned to earth, and is exploring the urban landscape with a degree of surprise and puzzlement. Combining vernacular images of his hometown of Leeds, with landscapes of Mars sourced from NASA, A New Refutation presents the everyday scenes and people that Mitchell passed on a daily basis whilst working as a truck driver in the city. The series of photographs take the form of a survey of planet earth, made up of observations and documents collected by this ‘alien’ wanderer.

First exhibited at the Impressions Gallery in November 1979, this groundbreaking project lay dormant for many years before touring to Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2016, and finally being published by RRB Photobooks in April 2017.

Artist Talk with Peter Mitchell: Friday 12 January 1-2pm

Belfast Exposed Photography
The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
T: +44 (0)28 9023 0965
E: info@belfastexposed.org
W: belfastexposed.org

A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission | ...


11 January to 24 February
Exhibition Preview: Thursday 11 January, 6pm

Unfamiliar Familiarities, this year’s annual Stage 3 Exhibition, is in response to Peter Mitchell’s series ‘A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission’, which follows the concept that “an alien has landed from Mars and is wandering around Leeds with a degree of surprise and puzzlement”. This exhibition takes that idea and applies it to items, ideas, experiences and environments perceived by each participant.

Exhibiting Artists:
Brian Stafford, Chris Boyd, David Abrahams, Diane McNeill, Edward Smyth, Jade Best, Melanie Law, Michael Hillis, Peter Glover,, Ronan Duddy, Ronnie Kirk and Sheila McAvoy.

This exhibition brings together a group of participants from our Stage 3 photography courses. Belfast Exposed currently offer Stage 3 courses in Street, Portrait, Landscape and Documentary Photography. You can view our range of upcoming courses on the Belfast Exposed website.

Belfast Exposed Photography
The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
T: +44 (0)28 9023 0965
E: info@belfastexposed.org
W: belfastexposed.org

Unfamiliar Familiarities | Group Exhibition at Belfast Exposed


11 to 17 January
Exhibition Opening 11 January, 6pm

MFA Belfast present the hard core, soft centred, minimalist, maximalist, critical, complimentary, painterly, pixelated, gendered, genderless, placed, displaced, decadent, sparse, remembered, forgotten, historic and imaginary through a constellation of concepts, conceived as image, object and video. This raucous, rip roaring appraisal of the possibilities within contemporary art examines the development of highly individual artistic practices within collaborative studio and gallery environments .

Exhibiting Artists: Amy Higgins | Aaron Yendall | Gearoid McGinley | Joe O’Gorman | Cathy Cannon | Dan Ferguson | Naomi Litvack | Rachel Alexander | Mary Gilfillan-Griffin | Vasiliki Stasinaki

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

Exegesis | MFA Belfast Interim Show at Catalyst Arts