Late Night Art - August 6
Belfast's public galleries open to 9pm on the first Thursday of the month with exciting artist talks, exhibition launches and more
View a selection of participating Late Night Art events for August 2015 as well as other exhibitions running throughout the month below. Book your coach tour, departing from Linen Hall Library at 6.30pm.
Paddy McCann: Black Quarter – Running from August 7 - October 18 at The MAC
This exhibition by Paddy McCann presents a major new body of work developed over the past two years and marks the beginning of a new direction in the artist’s practice, exploring new ideas in gesture and scale and methods of working with the medium of paint. Read more and book tickets for an artist tour on September 17.
Paul Gwilliam: Out for a Duck – Opening August 6 at Catalyst Arts Centre
Over the course of his five-week residency at the Catalyst Arts Centre, Paul Gwilliam has decorated the gallery with a set of sculptural works in an attempt to develop low-fi aesthetics in his practice and explore methods of quick making in search of transcendence through the detritus.
The work attempts to hint at sets or scenes, bleak environments, where objects in the work consider the place between creative expression and spirituality in a hungover, or even, still intoxicated state. Read more and RSVP.
Edward Cartin: Art Inspired by Seamus Heaney – Running until August 29 at Linen Hall Library
Belfast painter Edward Cartin remembers the late Nobel Laureate two years after his passing with a series inspired by his most popular works. Read more.
Pól Murphy: Input > Output – Running until September 16 at the Gerard Dillon Gallery, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
In his work, Pól Murphy offers a reinterpretation of industry and engineers temporary installations/sculptures using manufactured materials and found objects. Read more.
HOUSE Exhibition – Currently running at PLACE Architecture Centre
Installation designed and assembled by multi-talented artist Gerry Murphy with the help of Open House Belfast Festival volunteers. HOUSE is a tiny two-storey structure: a library, a cinema and a space to reflect. It is designed for small groups of people to meet, talk, read and learn.
Bill Kirk: Corner Shop – Opening August 6 at the Red Barn Gallery
Bill Kirk beautifully captures the essence of the all-but-obsolete 'wee shop' across a selection of 40 images bringing us back to the time of the independent, family-run businesses that that peppered the terraced streets of Belfast and his hometown of Newtownards in the 1970s and '80s. Read more.
Ciarán Wood: Because These Reds – Running from August 6 - 15 at Paragon Studios
In this sound-video-text installation Ciarán Wood investigates the unique worship of football in Liverpool through longterm research into the ritualistic behaviour of Anfield fans, recorded interviews, transcribed radio phone-ins and more. Read more.
Michael Wolf: Tokyo Compression – Running until August 22 at Belfast Exposed
Iconic photo series made up of portraits of people in the subway constrained between glass, steel and fellow travelers. The work is a fascinating study in the psychology of the modern commuter and the techniques people use to cope with the difficulty of this daily necessity. Read more.
Degrees of Separation – Running from August 20 - September 6 at Creative Exchange as part of the Eastside Arts Festival
Group exhibition of artworks playing on the the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. The artists involved will each respond to this idea through their own practice and so the resulting exhibition presents a varied range of artworks including painting, sculpture, installation, photography and digital artworks. Music provided by the Over The Hill Collective.
Anna Konik: In the Same City, Under the Same Sky – August 6 and 7 at the Golden Thread Gallery
Screening of work from contemporary Polish artist Anna Konik's 'In the Same City, under the Same Sky' project followed by an in conversation with Konik and Susanne Stich. The video installation comprises 35 films produced between 2011 and 2015. Read more.
The Lime Walk Project – Running from August 6 - 9 at Pollen Studio
Mak9 present a three day exhibition featuring interventions interventions in various media by Aiden Deery, Gail Mahon : Artist, Heather Dornan Wilson, Stuart Cairns, Alice Clarke and Paola Bernardelli.
Julian Friers: A Shimmering Silence – Running from August 6 - September 13 at Naughton Gallery
A Shimmering Silence showcases Julian Friers' series of romantic paintings of the diverse wildlife populating the Gulf region. They document this celebrated wildlife artist’s expeditions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over the last twenty years. Read more.