Late Night Art - December 3

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 December 2015 as well as other exhibitions running throughout the month below. Book your coach tour, departing from Linen Hall Library at 6.30pm.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: This Place - Running until January 24 at The MAC

The largest presentation of Cuban-born American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres's work in Ireland to date fills all three of the MAC’s galleries whilst also spilling out beyond the building into the city, becoming entwined with the urban landscape of Belfast. Read our review.

The Engine Room Winter Show 2015 - Running from December 3 until the end of January at the Engine Room Gallery

The Engine Room Gallery presents its regular winter group show featuring various works by resident artists.

FIX 15 - Running from December 3 - 10 at the Catalyst Arts Centre and various studios across Belfast

Catalyst Arts presents the eleventh instalment of the internationally renowned biennial, featuring an innovative programme of local and international live, sonic and performance artists delivering events around the cultural block surrounding the Centre. Read more.

Fix 15

Close encounters: Part 1 - Christopher Whiteside & Madeline Graham - Running from December 3 - 26 at PS² and Part 2 - Phil Hession - December 28 - January 16

Three artists present different forms of film-based work informed by the social and urban environment of the studio's neighbourhood. Read more.

Annual Members Christmas Exhibition and Open Studios - Running from December 3 - 6 at Belfast Print Workshop

See your favourite prints, meet the makers and witness live demonstrations in the upstairs studio of the Belfast Print Workshop. Read more.

QSS Members Show - Running until December 19 at Queen Street Studios

The annual QSS Christmas exhibition features work from its current studio members. To find out more about each of the artists being showcased visit


Order in Chaos by Sara Fox

Mask - Running until December 23 at Belfast Exposed

Mask is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Charles Fréger and Axel Hoedt which looks at the relationship between photography and the mask in the context of the traditional masquerade festival. The exhibition opens just before Halloween, a Christianized festival thought by many to be influenced by Celtic harvest festivals with pagan roots. Read more.

Irresistable Drift - Running until December 23 at Belfast Exposed

Peter Evers appropriates video and motion capture sequences from the Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen to explore the (de)construction of identity in a digital age.

Gavin Porter - Running until December 19 at Platform Arts

Porter created a wall drawing titled 'Alberio' for Platform Arts' newly developed resource space from a series of hyper-detailed abstract ink renderings, etchings and dry points.

Livestock - December 3  from 7pm at Platform Arts

Part of the fringe performance events for FIX 15, the Dublin-based performance collective Livestock is a platform for artists interested in showing new work or work that is in a developmental or experimental phase. Artists featured include Katherine Nolan, Francis Fay, Eleanor Lawler, Justine McDonnell and Laura O'Connor. 

Terry McAllister - Running until December 20 at Naughton Gallery

Naughton Gallery hosts the eponymously titled first solo exhibition from homegrown artist Terry McAllister in over five years, made up of a series of monochrome pieces drawn from photographs of various locations taken during his travels abroad. Read more.


Vanishing Futures: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Arts - Running until December 5 at the Golden Thread Gallery

After ten years, eleven instalments and fifteen thousand visitors, the Golden Thread Gallery’s ‘Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art’ series concludes as series instigator Peter Richards shares an insight into his lived experience and knowledge of Northern Irish art, the task he had set eleven previous curators. Read more.

Labor & Dignity: James Connolly in America - Running until December 21 at Linen Hall Library's Vertical Gallery

James Connolly, one of Ireland's national icons, spent considerable time abroad, particularly in the United States, where he witnessed the successes and failures of labor radicalism and unionization, and of working class conditions.

Read to Me - Running until December 24 at the Linen Hall Library

Well known Northern Ireland writers such as Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson, Jennifer Johnston and Sheena Wilkinson are caught on canvas reading from their own works to Joanna Mules.