Late Night Art - May 7

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

Belfast Print Workshop, The Capture, Jenn Porreca. Prints from the San Franiciso-based artist influenced by 1990s European folklore, Latin/Asian culture, manga and typography. May 5 - June 6. Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2ED. Tel: 028 9023 1323.

SpaceCRAFT, Take Five, various artists. Five artists working with Island Design showcase jewellery, ceramics, mixed media and fabric work. May 7-30. 9b The Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET. Tel: 028 9032 9342.

Catalyst Arts, The Hero and Now, Helen Sharp. Solo show from the Belfast artist featuring photography, prints, video and a live radio broadcast developed over the last three years as part of her PhD at the University of Ulster. May 7-14. 5 College Court, 2nd floor, Belfast BT1 6BS. Tel: 028 9031 3303.

Ormeau Baths Gallery, Energy Class B, various artists. A showcase of work from Polish artists featuring installations, video work, performance and photography. Part of the Polish Season. May 7 - June 6. 18a Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, Bt2 8HS. Tel: 028 9032 1402.

P.L.A.C.E., Blueprints: Architects In Transit. Photographic series reflecting the changing face of Belfast by Julia Atkinson, who developed the project over a 12 month period during her Master Degree in film and visual studies. May 6-30. 40 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5EE. Tel: 028 9023 2524.

Naughton Gallery at Queens, Jeffrey Morgan: Paintings and other Portraits. Portraits and studies of poets including Seamus Heanye, Ciaran Carson and Michael Longley. An exhibition in collaboration with the Ava Gallery, Clandeboye. May 5 - June 20. Lanyon Building, Queen’s University, Belfast BT7 1NN. Tel: 028 9097 3580.

Craft NI, Alison Fitgerald. Outstanding willow work from the artist Alison Fitzgerald, showcasing the natural qualities, grace and simplicity of willow in basketry. May 7 - July 7. Craft NI display space, Cotton Court, Belfast, BT1 2ED. Tel: 028 9032 3059.

Belfast Exposed, What You Can’t See, various artists. To launch the imminent construction of the gallery’s new archive wing, this exhibition brings together three enigmatic film works created around photography archives. May 7 - June 19. The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, BELFAST, BT1 2FF. Tel: 028 9023 0965.

Ps2, Printed Politics, various artists. Part of Polish Cultural Week, the centrepiece of this project is an old manual printing press, used by the underground Solidarnosc movement in the 80’s. In collaboration with SPART and Vacuum. May 6-16. 18 Donegal Street, Belfast BT1 2GP. Tel: 028 9023 5912.

Gerard Dillon Gallery, Collection of Work by Marie Ní Dhonnchadh. Paintings focusing on the artist’s native Donegal with sea and skyscapes, rich colours and soft shapes - a wonderful reflection of her native place and people. May 7 - June 3. 216 Falls Road, Belfast BT11 9AE. Tel: 028 9096 4184.

Queen Street Studio, QSS Artists Exhibition, various artists. An eclectic exhibition with a selection of single artworks from each of the current studio artists who's work vary from across a board range of disciplines and practices. May 1-29. 37, Queen St, Belfast, BT1 6EA. Tel: 028 9024 3145.

Book tickets for the April Late Night Art Coach Tour, led by artist Susan McKeever. The coach tour leaves Ormeau Baths Gallery at 6.15pm. Tickets cost £6. 

Book tickets for the April Late Night Art Walking Tour, led by artist Rhonda Hunter. The walking tour leaves Belfast Exposed at 6.15pm. Tickets cost £5.


This project has been part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland and administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Investing in your  future.