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.

Alistair Wilson: Signs and Ciphers – Free Bus to Millenium Court Arts Centre

Opening 6th October
Continues to the 22nd November.

A Free Bus will run between Belfast and Portadown on the evening of the opening. Leaves Belfast from Golden Thread Gallery at 6.45pm. Returns from Portadown at 9pm
ARTIST TALK – ALISTAIR WILSON Saturday 7 October, 12-1pm, FREE
Book your place: johnny@millenniumcourt.org

The exhibition will be compnied by a new publication: Signs and Ciphers. Published by Golden Thread Gallery in partnership with the Millennium Court Arts Centre on the occasion of the exhibition Signs and Ciphers at Golden Thread Gallery and the Millennium Court Arts Centre, 2017. Available on request. £10 per copy.

Signs and Ciphers
Revealing links across various periods of production, Signs and Ciphers, an exhibition of works by Belfast-based artist Alistair Wilson, is broken into four parts and realised across two galleries. Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice. This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns and the tension for his work to conform to having a fixed state.

The first instalment launched at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on the 3rd August 2017 and focused on Wilson’s more recent practice. This second instalment, at the Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown, 6th October – 22nd November 2017, features examples of work dating back to the early 1970s.

Royal Literary Fund Reading Round with Brian McAvera

Royal Literary Fund Reading Round
Golden Thread Gallery

Workshops will begin third week of September

What is The Royal Literary Fund ‘Reading Round’ and why is it different from other Reading Groups?

The Royal Literary Fund ‘Reading Round’ is a network of reading groups across the UK. Each group is run by former Fellows, all published authors of literary merit. The group leaders (the RLF calls them Lectors) may be playwrights, poets, or writers of fiction or non-fiction, and all are able to offer a unique, writerly perspective on the texts under discussion.

There is no preparatory reading or homework. Instead, each week you will listen to at least two different pieces of writing (such as short stories, poems, short plays or non-fiction such as art or theatre reviews and articles). Photocopies of these texts will be given to you for free. The text is then discussed at length and in depth:

– What effects does it have on us as we read?
– How does it achieve those effects?

Guided by the ‘Lector’ you consider the texts in detail, looking at tone, choice of words, viewpoint, the effect of a certain image or turn of phrase, and so on.
Although anyone can come to the group, as the Lector is both a playwright and an art critic/historian/curator, there will be an emphasis on theatrical texts and texts on the visual arts so this Belfast group will be of particular interest to those of you who are working in, or stimulated by, both the visual arts and the theatre. Brian McAvera will be running the sessions as Lector and is a playwright, director, art critic, curator and art historian.

Reading Round sessions are free and will comprise of thirty 90 minute sessions which will run throughout term time during the year. There are 15 spaces available which will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. There will then be a reserve waiting list which interested parties will be added to. Reading Round session’s will be on Friday and Saturday mornings from 11.00-12.30 depending on the availability of the group.

Applicants will be sent further information once they confirm their interest in the scheme.

How do I sign up?
– Email info@gtgallery.co.uk marking it ‘Reading Round for the attention of Catherine.’
– Confirm that you are happy to sign up for thirty 90 minute sessions.
-Specify the time and day which suits you best as outlined above.
– Give us a contact address, phone number and email.

Culture Night – Making Rice Crispy Mountains and Face Painting!

Join us this year on the infamous Culture Night and get your hands deliciously dirty crafting your own mountainous masterpiece. Everyone is welcome to join us at the start of the evening as you fuel up to tour the cities events by creating your own rice crispy bun mountain ranges, decorating them and most importantly, eating them! Bring the whole family and get stuck in creating a whole range, decorating marshmallow tree’s and tucking in to your handmade sweet treats. We will also have free face painting and a glitter station from 5-6pm to add even more excitement to your night!

There is car parking right round the corner for added convenience and tea/cofffee and juice will be available for added refreshment.

-All ages welcome!
-Breastfeeding Friendly
-Babychange Facilities
-Tea/Coffee available
-Car Parking nearby
– Free Face painting and Glitter Station from 5-6pm

Artist Facilitator Call Out

The Golden Thread Gallery are hoping to expand their pool of artist facilitators for a number of workshops coming up in the next year. If you would like to apply for this opportunity please send us a copy of your CV and cover letter to info@gtgallery.co.uk by the 15th of September.

Artist Talk – Iain Griffin

Join us for Iain Griffin’s lunchtime Artist Talk on Friday 15th from 1.00 – 1.30pm. The talk promises to offer insight into his solo exhibition ‘The Really Wild Show’ and will allow the audience to learn more about his practice.

Iain Griffin (b. Harrogate 1989) is a visual artist currently based in Belfast, N. Ireland. He graduated with First Class Honours in Sculpture from the National College of Art and Design Dublin in 2011. Iain has exhibited nationally and internationally in exhibitions including: N.O.W.H.E.R.E, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh (2016); In Flux, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne (2016); and to Use as Capital, One Night Only, Oslo, Norway (2014). Sold Out was recently shortlisted for the 2016 edition of the EVA International Biennial, Limerick.

The talk will begin at 1.00 pm and last for approximately 30 minutes, followed by a short question and answer session for all who attend. Admission is free and complimentary tea / coffee will be available. No booking necessary, all welcome!

 

 

Making Mountains – Two Part Crafty Workshop!

DATES:
Saturday 9th September: 13.00pm – 14.30pm
Saturday 16th September: 13.00pm – 14.30pm
Participants are welcome to join for just one or for both sessions!

Workshop 1
Mountain Crafting
Saturday 9th September
13.00 – 14.00

Join us for a double whammy workshop where participants can join us in the gallery on a Saturday afternoon to get to work making their own mountains in the spirit of Alistair Wilson’s ‘Long Range’.

The first participants will take a short walk through the Signs & Ciphers show before sitting down to create their own moutain range out of simple craft materials. Mould your peaks and decide how high your mountain should reach while we discuss the show.

Workshop 2
Mountain Decorating
13.00-14.00

The second part of this workshop will allow participants to come back and join us to decorate the lofty peaks of their creations. Grassy slopes and glittery peaks may be your style, or perhaps you’ll create a more avant-garde mountain…The choice is yours!
Suitable for ages 4+

To book in please email the number of participants who would like to attend to info@gtgallery.co.uk. Please detail if you will be joining us for one workshop or both.

-Breastfeeding friendly venue.
-Disabled Access.
-Free tea, coffee and snacks available.

Artist Talk – Alistair Wilson

Fri 4th August
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for Alistair Wilson’s lunchtime Artist Talk on Friday 4th at 1.00pm. The talk promises to offer insight into Wilson’s solo exhibition Sign and Ciphers. 

The talk will start at 1.10 pm and last for approximately 30 minutes, followed by a short question and answer session.  Admission is free and complimentary tea / coffee will be available.

Revealing links across various periods of production, Signs and Ciphers, an exhibition of works by Belfast-based artist Alistair Wilson, is broken into four parts and realised across two venues.
Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice. This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns.

The first instalment launches at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on the 3rd August 2017 and focuses on Wilson’s more recent practice. The second instalment, at the Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown, in October/November 2017, features examples of work dating back to the early 1970’s.