Late Night Art - September 3
A selection of public galleries in Belfast open late on the first Thursday of every month with exciting exhibitions, artist talks and more
Queen Street Studios, Four Flights Up. For one night only, more than 20 Queen Street artists including Gemma Anderson, Dougal McKenzie and Jack Packenham exhibit a variety of fine art and media, available for immediate purchase on the night. 37-39 Queen Street, Belfast BT1 6EA. Tel: 028 9024 3145.
Golden Thread Gallery, The PAVES Project. Belfast's Sinead O'Donnell is joined by Poshya Kakl, Anne Bean, Vlasta Delimar and Efi Ben-David in a collaborative journey that has already visited London and Croatia. The artists explore and respond to the Belfast and to each other in many ways – sharing ideas, actions, notations, drawings and all the things that inform the creative process during their time in the city. Opens September 3. Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast BT1 2LU. Tel: 028 9033 0920.
P.L.A.C.E., James Hughes, Spectres of Place - Three Decades of Ulster Interiors. Hughes’ photography captures the remnants of past lives in the interior spaces of buildings around Ulster. September 4-26. 40 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5EE. Tel: 028 9023 2524.
Creative Exchange, Group Show. Artists including Ray Duncan, Lesley Cherry and Deirdre Robb exhibit representative works in a diverse showcase of creative talent. Opens September 3 and by appointment. Unit B5 Portview Trade Centre, 310 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1HE. Tel: 028 90452299.
Belfast Print Workshop Gallery, The Big Draw (at Victoria Square). The annual Campaign For Drawing sees more than 1,000 venues taking part in The Big Draw. Belfast Print Workshop artists have each been asked to showcase a print along side their preliminary sketches, allowing the viewer see how printmakers create emotive artworks. September 3 - October 10. Victoria Square Shopping Centre. (Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2ED.) Tel: 028 9023 1323.
Crumlin Road Gaol, Eoin MacLochlainn, Elegies. Oil paintings by Dublin-based artist Eoin Mac Lochlainn, which began as elegies to those who had suffered because of war. As the work developed, wider themes including the media, spectacle, notions of identity and otherness, emerged. August 25-September 4. The Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast BT14 6ST. Tel: 07722 426 511.
Paragon Studios, ISEA@Ps2, Sister0 vs Jesse Darling II: Baglady 2.0 & the ://localhost. Sister0 and Jesse Darling have worked together on projects in Vienna and London, each bring a completed work to this collaboration, exploring the possibilities and limits of their own work. They choreograph a new work for the space, partially in response and partially as a result of experimental sessions. Includes live performance webcast and installation with electronic performance tool. 18 Donegal Street, Belfast BT1 2GP. Tel: 028 9023 5912.
Ormeau Baths Gallery hosts the Belfast Print Workshop. An exhibition illustrating the range of artists that have participated in the Workshop’s residency programme since 2003. Features prints produced in Belfast alongside work produced from the artists' own practice of painting, drawing, sculpture and performance. Opens September 10. 18a Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, Bt2 8HS. Tel: 028 9032 1402.
Catalyst Arts, Barry Cullen, Archive Remix. An installation and performance by Barry Cullen, re-examining work curated and accumulated by Catalyst Arts over its 16 year history. Cullen delves into the Catalyst archive, using cut and paste techniques and digital sampling to create new work from the old, remixing and editing the past. Opens September 3. College Court, 2nd floor, Belfast BT1 6BS. Tel: 028 9031 3303.
The Naughton Gallery at Queen's, Whitenoise, Book 6. Design duo Whitenoise unveil Book 6, presented in a slipcase with 14 double-sided posters, each representing a character from the English alphabet interpreted by a Whitenoise designer. Also included is a DVD with movies, trailers, motion graphics and a few specially commissioned surprises with examples of the studio's output. September 3-10. (Tues - Sun 11am - 4pm). The Naughton Gallery, Queen's University, Belfast BT7 1NN. Tel: 028 9097 3580.
Gerard Dillon Gallery, Michael Doherty, Gleann Cholm Cille. Architect Doherty presents drawings compiled over years' worth of visits to Gleann Cholm Cille in Donegal. The drawings reflect both the ancient landscape and the modern buildings around the village. Opens September 3. Gerard Dillon Gallery, 216 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AH. Tel: 028 9096 4180.
SpaceCRAFT, Mmm... Ceramics from Manchester Met graduates including John Rainey, Denise Ferguson and Clare Montague. Opens September 3. 9B College Street, The Fountain Centre, Belfast BT1 6ET. Tel: 028 9032 9342.
Belfast Exposed, Redmond Entwhistle, Red Light. Red Light reflects on the indeterminate space that Belfast finds itself in between the unfinished work of the peace-process, and the phantom promises of the market economy. The project brings together a gallery installation and three short films shown in cinemas around the city. August 14-September 25. The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FF. Tel: 028 9023 0965.
Craft NI, Jill Philips. Philips' solo show features visual and interactive pieces combining textile and wood. Playing with cognitive science, the exhibition provokes ‘elegantly deviant’ reactions. Opens September 3. Craft NI display space, Cotton Court, Belfast, BT1 2ED. Tel: 028 9032 3059.
The NI War Memorial, Homefront. Commissioned artworks by Carolyn Mulholland, Robert Taylor Carson, Diane McCormick, James McKendry, Stanley Scott and new sculpture by John Sherlock. 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD. Tel: 028 9032 0392.