Where am I in the photo? Call for Photographic Submissions

As part of Belfast Arts Weekender, Golden Thread Gallery and Belfast Photo Festival presents Where am I in the photo? a collaborative exhibition and online platform that celebrated Belfast and it’s people. Contribute to the project by sharing your own iconic photographs and offer your unique, personal perspective on the city you love.

A selection of images submitted will be exhibited in Belfast city centre during the Belfast Arts Weekender.

for details go to https://www.whereamiinthephoto.co.uk/

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PROCESSIONS – Mass Participation Artwork

 

The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to announce our support for PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote.

PROCESSIONS is produced by Artichoke, the UK’s largest producer of art in the public realm, as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.

PROCESSIONS will invite women and girls across the UK to come togetheron the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 to mark this historic moment in a living, moving portrait of women in the 21st century.

The Golden Thread Gallery is one of 100 organisations working with women artists up and down the country in the lead-up to the event, as part of an extensive public programme of creative workshops to create 100 centenary banners which will form part of this vast artwork.

The banner-making workshops we will be doing with Lesley Cherry and Kilcooey Women’s Group will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and will be spaces to consider the power of the vote today and our shared future. The banners made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds.

PROCESSIONS is commissioned by 14-18 NOW and produced by Artichoke. With support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Image credit: Photo of Emmeline Pankhurst courtesy of The Women’s Library @ LSE. Image design by Grey London

Free Bus departing from the GTG to the Millennium Court Arts Centre for the opening of Antenna: Sinead McKeever

A Free Bus will run between Belfast and Portadown on the evening of the opening – 2nd February 7pm – 9pm. Leaves Belfast from Golden Thread Gallery at 6.45pm. Returns from Portadown at 9pm.

McKeever’s practice is process led. She exploits the possibilities of found industrial and domestic materials, examining the balance between materiality, form and decorative surfaces.  McKeever’s new work inhabits and investigates boundaries, edges and awkward spaces, her sculptural objects are often found in corners or unexpected places such as ceilings, windows and corners. The play of light and shadow are important to the artist, her pieces creating strips of light through shadow and reflection, often edged with colour, these playful bands promote investigation of spatial occupation and application, creating presence.

 

Clay Play – A Parent and Child Workshop

Join us at the GTG for a delightfully messy parent and child workshop that will have both you and your children leaving with some fancy new creations! View our latest exhibition ‘Quotidian Tensions between the Domestic and the Unexpected’ with your little ones and base your own creations off the ceramic cutlery, plates, bowls and figurines the artist has created. Each participant is welcome to make as much or as little as they please and can bring home everything they make. This event will run on the 3rd and 17th of February.

Free tea and coffee available for the adults, juice and snacks available for the kids.
Baby changing Facilities
Breastfeeding Friendly Venue

To book in please email info@gtgallery.co.uk with the number of adults and children attending.

a free coach from Dublin

To coincide with the launch of David Godbold’s new solo exhibition ‘Nightfall – amplissum terrarium tractum’ that includes a major new wall drawing, The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to announce that it has arranged for a free coach from Dublin.

Please email bookings@gtgallery.co.uk to book a seat on the coach. Seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, limited to 50 seats.

The coach will depart from close to Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin at 11.00am and return from The Golden Thread Gallery at 4.00pm (expected journey time approx. 2 hours).

Temple Bar Gallery Studios artist Vanessa Donoso Lopez’s exhibition ‘Quotidian Tensions between the Domestic and the Unexpected’ will also be open to view in the project space.

There should be time for visitors to also make their way over to see one or more of the many great exhibitions on in Belfast that day, such as: the new Gilbert & George exhibition ‘The Scapegoating of Pictures’ at the MAC or ‘Stop. Stop. Stop’ featuring Colin Darke, Peter Richards and Peter Spiers at Platform Arts and also Belfast Exposed’s, ‘A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission’ by Peter Mitchell. To find out more about what’s on in Belfast to visit that day visit http://www.belfastartmap.com

David Godbold: Nightfall – amplissium terrarum tractum

Quotidian Tensions between the Domestic and the Unexpected

Golden Thread Christmas Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Thread Gallery will be hosting a Christmas Market to coincide with Late Night Art in December! We will have a number of stalls selling all manner of artisanal crafts and creations suitable for gifts for the whole family. Join us for a festive evening which will include a drinks reception, bucks fizz, festive treats for the kids and a great atmosphere! Stall holders will be announced soon and we will be treating you to glimpses of the treats available to purchase on the run up to the night!

– Free sweeties and drinks available for the kids.

– Face painting and glitter tattoos from 5 – 6pm.

– Disabled access friendly space.

– Breastfeeding friendly space.

– Free wine, beer and soft drinks between 5pm and 7pm.

– Free entry.

Market Sellers:

*More to be announced!*

Foundation (Eva McDermott) – Geometric origami concrete home wear
https://www.foundationmade.co.uk/

Jonny McEwen – Airplants
https://www.facebook.com/airplantsni/

Robyn Galway – Jewellery
http://www.robyngalway.com/

Marie – Louise Gormley – Felted Art Work

Conall Kearney – Tie Dye goods and printed bags
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PsychoCraftShop

Emma Knight – Jewellery
http://emmaknightdesign.tictail.com/

Workshop – Limited Edition Prints
http://wksp.eu/

Claire Nicholl – Ceramics

Sean Hillen – Collages and Limited Edition Prints
http://www.seanhillen.com/

Mary Price and Alice McDaniel – Ceramics

Deirdre McKenna – Jewellery and Accessories

Brian McAvera – A selection of art books

Christmas Craft Workshop for the Kids!

We will be hosting a festive crafty session in the gallery to bring the kids to, who will then bring home all kinds of fun decorations they have made themselves. We will be making lots of snowmen, santa beards and tree decorations during this workshop and will be getting very glittery in the process! Children will be guided through the activities by our staff and will be free to take home their creations.

– Free entry.

– Free snacks and drinks available for the kids.

– Disabled access friendly space.

– Breastfeeding friendly space.

To book in please contact Catherine at info@gtgallery.co.uk and state the number of children and adults attending.

Forms of Resistance Curator’s Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be a curator’s talk by Gabriel Bogossian on Friday the 10th November 12.30pm in the Golden Thread Gallery regarding the Forms of Resistance exhibition in collaboration with the Outburst Festival. Free refreshments available, all welcome!

Halloween Costume Clinic – Make your own Costume!

Join us in the gallery on Halloween and make your own costume in preparation for Trick or Treating!
Costumes will be simple and ready to wear for the rest of the evening and free face painting is available to finish off your spooktacular looks! All children can create and bring home one costume each.

Children can choose from a variety of designs including:
Beastly Bat
Glitter Unicorn
Buzzy Bee
Ninja Warrior

Get your family ready for the Halloween season and make your costume with us in the gallery for a fun activity for all ages!

-Free event
-Suitable for all ages.
-Free tea and coffee are available and there will be juice and snacks for the little ones.
-Breastfeeding friendly Venue
-Disabled access friendly venue
-Suitable for all ages

8 spaces are available for this workshop. To book in please email info@gtgallery.co.uk and tell us the number of children and adults you would like to bring along. Please specify which costume your child would like to create.

Spooky Mask Workshop

 

Come join us for a creepy afternoon making lots of spectacularly spooky creations in the run up to Halloween! Children can choose from a variety of designs including:

Bat Mask
Pumpkin Hat
Unicorn Horn
Devil Mask

Get your family ready for the Halloween season and make your costume with us in the gallery for a fun Saturday activity for all ages!

-Free
-Suitable for all ages.
-Free tea and coffee are available and there will be juice and snacks for the little ones. 
-Breastfeeding friendly Venue
-Disabled access friendly venue

10 Spaces are available for this workshop. To book in please email info@gtgallery.co.uk and specify the number of children and adults you would like to bring along.