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, ...

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 - 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 - 27/09/2018 - All Day
QSS Gallery, 31-33, Bedford St, Belfast
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6th September, 6pm – 9pm QSS is delighted to present 'Emergence II' - the second showcase of selected work by recent graduates from the Belfast School of Art. Thirteen artists were chosen to exhibit, by a QSS selection panel comprising three professional artists and an independent curator. The exhibition features a diverse range of works, from photography and painting through to sculpture, installation and printmaking - representative of the broad spectrum of artwork produced during the School of Art's degree course 2017/18. Through hosting this event QSS once again provides a valuable and professional platform for emerging artists during this transitional...

EMERGENCE II | Recent Graduates at QSS 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 ...

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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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.

Platform Arts
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.

Catalyst Arts
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
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.

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.

Tivoli Barbers
15 Lower North Street, Belfast
Amy Higgins
“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.”

BeanBag Cinema
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

Late Night Art Belfast | Thursday 2 June