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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Just some of the events to look out for:
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.
Golden Thread Gallery
Today I Wrote Nothing – Leo Devlin
Today I Wrote Nothing is a body of work that encompasses drawing, performance to video and sculpture.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s
Four Directions – Heather Kamarra Shearer
Four Directions celebrates the work of acclaimed Stolen Generations Aboriginal artist, Heather Kamarra Shearer, and marks her first solo exhibition in the UK.
15 Lower North Street, Belfast
“My aim is to create a new balance between shape and movement in the body to create a raw, organic feeling of existence. I work in many different mediums to help begin and evolve my paintings to reach my beginning objectives of expressing self and presence.
Constantly experimenting with techniques in paint and developing my ideas and energies into other sources such as sculpture and performance have built a strong foundation for me to work upon. My processes now, I would say are an expansion of my own body and my own sense of being brought about by the physicality and flexibility of art.”
Late Night Art Film. Details coming soon.
Torino Cafe Gallery
Some Light, Some Dark, and exhibition of photographs by Ann & Asa
(formerly Red Barn Gallery)
Fragile Armour, an exhibition of paintings from Christopher J McGarry