Late Night Art - February 4

A selection of public galleries in Belfast open late on the first Thursday of every month with exciting exhibitions, artist talks and more

Drawing on the Right, PS2, until Feb 6. A durational project based on an impulsive and spontaneous way of drawing . For her, the act of drawing is similar to thought processes that occur during meditation activities that requires a state of sub- consciousness. The lines emerge as dense patterns or rhythms like seismographic notations.

Play and Skinned Knees, Catalyst, until Feb 6. The new Catalyst exhibition Play & Skinned Knees is an eclectic grab bag of art, from the comic inspired 'Whoosh' by Chris Cunningham to the implied gore of video project 'Bloody Thursday' by Kim McAleese and Miguel Martin. Paintings, sculpture, photography, video installations and even one woman's personal atlas are all on display.

Creativity Works, SpaceCRAFT, until Feb 18. Sara O`Gorman`s solo mixed-media exhibition, examining the contradictions and tensions that exist within everyday objects.

Timeline, Queen Street Studios, until Feb 20. Kevin Mooney's paintings invites us to consider the status of the places and events that appears in his pictures, whether they exist in private or public realms, in personal or shared experiences or we might think we've seen some of his images from particular films. We may also see in them an artist measuring the gaps between thought and language, painting as an individual pursuit and a shared experience.

Ken Haddock Photo Exhibition, The Black Box, until Feb 28. The musician displays photographs from a recent trip to Nashville. A solo photographic exhibition that was put together to highlight and raise awareness of the Belfast, Nashville sister city programe.

Truth Doesn't Matter / Substance, Golden Thread Gallery, until Feb 20 and Mar 6. A major solo exhibition by André Stitt launched on Friday 29th January 2010. Stitt is one of Northern Ireland’s most important contemporary art exports. He is currently based in Cardiff but the themes that inform his practice are rooted in his formative years in Belfast. His work is highly charged, generally hard hitting and may not be suitable for all audiences. Nevertheless, it is important that we take this opportunity to bring this substantial exhibition to a local audience. Like a hybrid catalogue/retrospective, Substance provides valuable insights into Stitt’s performances or ‘akshuns’ and includes a significant number of pieces that have never been displayed before.

Altered Reality, Naughton Gallery, until Feb 21. A major solo exhibition by one of Northern Ireland’s most promising young artists is currently on view at the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University. Altered Reality by Belfast based artist Majella Clancy will run at the Gallery until 21 February, thanks to funds raised by the Wish you were here: Postcard from an Unknown Artist sale at the Gallery in October 2008.

2010: Invasion of Future Artists, Belfast Print Workshop, until Mar 1. The Belfast Print Workshop annually hosts an amazing student exhibition, this year’s exhibition promises to be one of the finest from the talented artists currently studying at Belfast’s University of Ulster.

Ingrid Houwers, Gerard Dillon Gallery, until Mar 3. Ingrid Houwers, born 1985 in the Netherlands, and now residing in County Down, has always been interested in Irish lore and mythology and her work is illustrative of this. Houwer specialises in tradition Celtic and Pictish works, but also works in her own 'free-style' which she developed through her studies of those arts.

Notebooks and Narratives, PLACE, until Mar 27. The Secret Laboratory reveals the hidden world of the architect’s sketchbook. This selection of work by local, national and international architects from Ireland North and South shows the quality of ideas, observations, thoughts and reflections that are often concealed in a drawer in the studio, a coat pocket or in the individual imagination of the architect.

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