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

Jonny McEwen – Airplants

Robyn Galway – Jewellery

Marie – Louise Gormley – Felted Art Work

Conall Kearney – Tie Dye goods and printed bags

Emma Knight – Jewellery

Workshop – Limited Edition Prints

Claire Nicholl – Ceramics

Sean Hillen – Collages and Limited Edition Prints

Mary Price and Alice McDaniel – Ceramics

Deirdre McKenna – Jewellery and Accessories

Brian McAvera – A selection of art books

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.

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 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!



Porcelain Masterclass

Porcelain Masterclass with Ursula Burke at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

22 and 23 July
Time: 11am to 5pm, day one and two, with lunch break in between (lunch not provided).
Cost: £80 – includes all materials and firing of one piece.

Make your own piece of surrealist porcelain sculpture. Using the slip cast method, each participant will be encouraged to build a small piece of porcelain sculpture using plaster moulds made by participants. Strange and wonderful sculptures will be encouraged.

Day One – learn how to make two, three and four part plaster moulds. Objects to cast from will be provided.

Day Two – Learn how to slip cast using porcelain slip and plaster moulds made from day one in order to make a piece of porcelain sculpture.

A 50% deposit is required to secure a place. Please contact ursula.burke@gmail.com or 0044 7926806491.

Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick St, Belfast BT1 2LU
T: +44 28 9033 0920
E: info@gtgallery.co.uk
W: goldenthreadgallery.co.uk

Belfast School Children VIP’s at Tate Modern – Páistí scoile Bhéal Feirste ina VIP’s ag an Tate Modern

Belfast School Children VIP’s at Tate Modern. 

On Thursday the 16 June, Tate Modern welcomes children from Belfast’s Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagáin as guests of honour for the exclusive preview of its new building.  School children from all across the UK will be the first people through the doors of The Switch House, a dramatic new building designed by internationally renowned architects British Library, this will be Britain’s most important new cultural building since the creation of the British Library in 1998.

The young VIP’s will be jetting off to London for a day to remember thanks to a nomination from the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. The Golden Thread Gallery, a Plus Tate members works to support the development of the visual arts across the province, by encouraging exchange and partnership.

Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagáin is Belfast’s newest Irish language schools and were nominated as cultural ambassadors for the city of Belfast. They will join a major one off day at the new Tate Modern called “Assembly” where they will meet other school children to exchange ideas, and have a fun packed creative day.

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Contact: info@gtgallery.co.uk or  02890330920


Páistí scoile Bhéal Feirste ina VIP’s ag an Tate Modern

Déardaoin 16ú Meitheamh , cuirfidh an Tate Modern fáilte roimh pháistí ó Bhunscoil Bheann Mhadagáin ,Béal Feirste mar aíonna speisialta ag réamhbhlaiseadh príobháideach den fhoirgneamh nua. Páistí scoile a bheas ar na céad daoine trí na doirse den’Switch House‘ , foirgneamh nua suntasach dearadh na n- ailtírí clúiteacha Herzog agus de Meuron is ea é. Beidh an foirgneamh seo ar an fhoirgneamh is tábhachtaí ó thaobh cúrsaí cultúrtha dó sa Bhreatain ó tógadh an British Library in 1998.

Beidh na haíonna speisialta seo ag eitilt go Londain fá choinne lá ar leith mar gheall ar ainmniúcháin de chuid an Dánlann , Golden Thread i mBéal Feirste. Tá an Dánlann Golden Thread ina bhall de Plus Tate agus tugtar tacaíocht de fhorbairt na hamharcealaíona fud fad na tíre , trí pháirtnéireacht agus trí mhalartú smaointe a chothú.

Tá Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagáin lonnaithe i scoil úrnua agus iad ainmnithe mar ambassadóirí cultúir de Chathair Bhéal Feirste. Beidh siad mar chuid de lá ar leith ag an Tate Modern darbh ainm Assembly  áit a mbeidh siad ag bualadh le páistí scoile eile le smaointe a mhalartú agus lá iomlán cruthaitheach a bheas acu.

Image Credit : Multicolour TM © Peter Saville. Courtesy Herzog & de Meuron