Launch event for new solo exhibition by Joy Gerrard

The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to present the first major solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed artist Joy Gerrard. Gerrard’s growing international reputation is for work that investigates different systems of relations between crowds, architecture and the built environment. Drawing on over a decade of image-making and research on themes of protest and urban space, Gerrard archives and painstakingly remakes media-borne crowd images, including those from the Arab Risings, Occupy, and anti- Trump protests. Alongside abstract film pieces, these are re-imaged in large monochrome paintings and small complex drawings made with Japanese ink.

Please join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the launch of the exhibition on Thursday 8th October. In compliance with current public health restrictions, we’re offering timed slots which must be booked in advance.

Please email us on [email protected] with the timeslot you prefer:

3pm to 4pm

4pm to 5pm

5pm to 6pm

6pm to 7pm

There will be a limited number of guests allowed in the gallery at any one time, and your visit can last for one hour max. Guests will be asked to wear masks inside the gallery, use hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, please stay at home and do not attend.

If you have any questions or accessibility requirements, please email us on [email protected]

Supported by the Arts Council Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council