Visual Artists’ Cafe- Introducing West Belfast May 26th, 12pm – 5pm Artists at the Mill, Conway Mill Free Find out more about the visual arts exhibition spaces, studios, resources and collectives in West Belfast. This networking and information event will be an excellent opportunity to meet other artists and arts […]

Visual Artists Cafe: Introducing West Belfast

Tuesday 17th January 3pm – 5pm Visual Artists Ireland, Belfast Office We have invited a number of curators from Paris to visit Northern Ireland to meet artists, studios and galleries in Belfast and Derry. There will be a series of public engagement events, Show & Tells and individual studio visits […]

Belfast Open Studios – International Curator Talks

Tuesday 17th January 6.30pm – 8.30pm Belfast Harbour Commission Offices We would like to invite you to this event to welcome and meet curators from Paris that are visiting Belfast and Derry as part of our Belfast Open Studios 2016-17 programme. The programme is supported by the Arts Council of Northern […]

Belfast Open Studios – International Curator Reception

This event is selling out quickly. Please pay for your booking by Paypal to guarantee your place. Bookings made with ‘payment by invoice’ will not be confirmed until payment is received and your booking may be taken by someone else. Saturday 5 November 2016 Belfast Exposed, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall St, […]

Belfast Open Studios – Speed Curating

This event is for artists that want support and advice on preparing for curator studio visits.  Susan McWilliams will talk about her experience of working with curators and how she has prepared for curators who have visited her studio. Topics that will be discussed include: 1) Research – finding and […]

Belfast Open Studios: Preparing for Studio Visits

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

Visual Artists Cafe: Introducing Belfast Print Workshop Saturday 28th May, 1pm – 5pm Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast FREE This networking event will introduce Belfast Print Workshop and it’s members. This is an opportunity to hear up to ten BPW members talk about their own work in a Show & Tell. […]

Visual Artists Cafe: Introducing Belfast Print Workshop