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

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.

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.

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!

 

 

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.

I ZADZIWI SIĘ EUROPA

And Europe Will Be Stunned
Yael Bartana
Saturday, 29 April 2017
2pm to 4pm

Social event in Polish & English.  All Welcome

Light refreshments will be provided
Zapraszamy wszystkich na wydarzenie w języku polskim i angielskim.
 
Dołącz do nas na dwujęzyczne oprowadzanie po wystawie Yael Bartana “And Europe Will Be Strunned” prowadzone przez Olgę Dziubak, odbywajacą staż w Golden Thread Gallery w ramach Programu Erasmus+ z Wydziału Malarstwa i Nowych Mediów Akademii Sztuki w Szczecinie.
 
Będzie nam miło spędzić to popołudnie razem z wami oglądając wystawę oraz wymieniając się spostrzenieżniami przy poczęstunku.
 
Join us for a bilingual tour of Yael Bartana’s exhibition And Europe Will Be Stunned hosted by Olga Dziubak who is on a 7 month internship with Golden Thread Gallery as part of the Erasmus+ Programme from the department of Painting and New Media on Art Academy in Szczecin, Poland.
 
Come and spend an afternoon looking at the exhibition and meeting new people. Light refreshments will be provided.
Image Credit: Yael Bartana, Mur i wieża (Wall and Tower), 2009, video still, courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, and Annet Gelink Gallery, Tel Aviv

Building Utopia

Date:                     24 March 2017

Time:                    12.30 to 2pm

RSVP:                    To book a place please RSVP by Wednesday the 22nd March by email to info@gtgallery.co.uk 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.

  1. The first question is how our individual worlds are impacted on the one hand by diversity and globalisation and on the other by the push and pull of competing nationalisms and ethno-political identities.
  2. The second is related to the role of artists in historical revisionism and how that is mediated by media scrutiny and state interventions of or lack of.

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.

 

Monkey Jumped Launch

Monkey Jumped Launched by Gregory McCartney from Abridged Magazine

 

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Monkey Jumped
The Great Art Quest
14 – 18 March 2017

Golden Thread Gallery are delighted to bring you the Great Art Quest – a unique exhibition funded through Children & the Arts that aims to develop stronger links between schools and their local art gallery.

The Great Art Quest exhibition has been out on tour visiting our local libraries, brightening the wall with words and images as part of an ongoing partnership between Golden Thread Gallery and Libraries NI.

Children from four local primary schools participated in the Great Art Quest and took inspiration from Seán Hillen’s exhibition 100 Works. The schoolchildren explored the world of collage with artists Johanna Leech and Sinéad Breathnach Cashell while Chelley McLear and Chloé Morrison set the words and stories free with collection of Dadaist poems inspired by the collages. Students from Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagáian, Glengormley Integrated Primary School, Hazelwood Integrated Primary School and Holy Family Primary School will have their exhibition opened by Gregory McCartney from visual art and poetry magazine Abridged.

Each collage was created in a group and there were 5 groups from the 4 participating schools.  The collages were then exchanged between the schools and narrative stories were developed by the children in response to the collages. The stories were then distilled into poems.

These are word collages – which sometimes tell a story and sometimes create random images – just like a collage giving us snippets of possibilities.  These pieces generate alternative ideas – words that we are pieced together by taking apart more logical sequences.  Any of the words can be picked from the word collages to trigger a new thought or idea – or they can be taken in the context of their place in the text.  There is no right or wrong way to read these.”

Chelley McLear

If you would like to see more of our exhibitions why not pay us a visit. Check out our website for our full programme of events www.goldenthreadgallery.

Lovely blank world.
Really quiet.
Donald Duck farted
Scary mental hospital
Very sunny
Fluffy ducks bomb testing
Power duck died
Little girl
The fat pigeon farted on the people.
Mwahahahahaaa!
Grave for the poor man.
Cheerful, scary zombie

By
Dylan, Billy, Holly, Rhys, Tamzin, Jude

#GreatArtQuest,  @childrenandarts, @LibrariesNI, #artsNI, @ArtsCouncilNI, @belfastcitycouncil , @Abridged030, @LibrariesNorthernIreland

 

 

Phillip Jupitus Pop’s In

Really nice to have a surprise visit from comedian & collagist, Phillip Jupitus today in town with the Ulster Museum’s new exhibition #jupitusphillip !! #LinesofThought Sean Hillen

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