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

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!

-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.

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