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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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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:
Get your family ready for the Halloween season and make your costume with us in the gallery for a fun activity for all ages!
-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 email@example.com 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
-Car Parking nearby
– Free Face painting and Glitter Station from 5-6pm
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!
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!
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.
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 email@example.com. Please detail if you will be joining us for one workshop or both.
-Breastfeeding friendly venue.
-Free tea, coffee and snacks available.
And Europe Will Be Stunned
Saturday, 29 April 2017
2pm to 4pm
Social event in Polish & English. All Welcome
Date: 24 March 2017
Time: 12.30 to 2pm
RSVP: To book a place please RSVP by Wednesday the 22nd March by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 90330920
Location: Golden Thread Gallery, 84 – 94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, BT12LU.
Yael Bartana’s deeply stirring and contentious film trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned explores propaganda, longing and migration through an uneasy fusion of fiction and reality. The exhibition runs in Golden Thread Gallery from 23 March to 13 May 2017. Throughout the course of the exhibition we have developed a programme of events and activities to help us engage with some of the themes raised by the artwork.
Katy Radford will use Mur i wieza (Wall & Tower) the second film in Yael Bartana’s trilogy as a starting point for a 15 minute presentation. The presentation will be followed by a making, building and talking activity that will play with the concept of building “a new utopia” using simple ingredients and props.
During her presentation, Katy will introduce two questions that are relevant to contemporary Belfast and which are posed to provoke dialogue and debate about people, place and the past.
The discussion will be integrated into the making & building activity.
Dr Katy Radford is a social anthropologist with the charity, the Institute for Conflict Research. She is Vice-Chair of the Arts Council Northern Ireland and the only woman appointed to the Commission for Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition and formerly worked in the motion picture industry and for the British Film Institute. She was awarded an MBE for community relations in 2011.