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 - 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
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 - 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 - 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 - 21/09/2018 - All Day
Island Arts Centre, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 5 September, 7–9pm. Pastel Society of Ireland 29th Annual Exhibition Exhibition continues Thursday September 6 - Friday 21. Admission free. Monday - Friday 09.30 - 22.00 Sat 09.30 - 17.00 Closed Sundays

Pastel Society of Ireland 29th Annual Exhibition at Island Arts ...

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 ...