The Bystander Effect: Alison Lowry

Golden Thread Gallery are delighted to announce Alison Lowry’s upcoming exhibition in the Project Space, ‘The Bystander Effect’. The culmination of two years of research, The Bystander Effect examines the role that we, as a society, had in allowing an ‘architecture of containment’ to develop in Northern Ireland. Within the exhibition, the term ‘architecture of containment’ describes the physical infrastructure and systems used to incarcerate women and children in eighteenth and nineteenth century Ireland, including Industrial Schools, Children’s Homes, Mother and Baby Institutions and Magdalene Laundries.

Across and In-Between: Suzanne Lacy

Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to be premiering the installation of Suzanne Lacy’s Across and In-Between in the summer of 2021, presented in association with Ulster University. Co-commissioned and presented as a work-in-progress for the closing season of 14-18 NOW and the Belfast International Arts Festival; the project amplified the voices and experiences of border residents during Brexit negotiations through words, imagery, sound and performance, providing them an opportunity to reclaim the landscape around them.

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SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS ARE BACK IN AUGUST!

SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS ARE BACK IN AUGUST!

Our free Saturday art workshops for families are back from August! Workshops will take place in the gallery on the first and third Saturdays of every month, with new Covid-19 safety measures in place. As always it's free to take part, and we'll supply all the art...

Junior Gallery Newsletter: Borders Edition!

Junior Gallery Newsletter: Borders Edition!

Our theme for this month's Junior Newsletter is Borders, taking inspiration from our summer exhibition 'Across and In-Between' by Suzanne Lacy, which is being exhibited across the whole Gallery from June 12th until August 14th. The exhibition explores the border...

GTG supports the Kids in Museums Manifesto!

GTG supports the Kids in Museums Manifesto!

We're excited to share that we have signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto. It's a set of simple guidelines for museums, heritage sites and cultural organisations that was created with children, young people and families. It sets out what they feel makes a gallery...

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The Bystander Effect: Alison Lowry

The Bystander Effect: Alison Lowry

Golden Thread Gallery are delighted to announce Alison Lowry’s upcoming exhibition in the Project Space, ‘The Bystander Effect’. The culmination of two years of research, The Bystander Effect examines the role that we, as a society, had in allowing an ‘architecture of containment’ to develop in Northern Ireland. Within the exhibition, the term ‘architecture of containment’ describes the physical infrastructure and systems used to incarcerate women and children in eighteenth and nineteenth century Ireland, including Industrial Schools, Children’s Homes, Mother and Baby Institutions and Magdalene Laundries.

IRELAND AT VENICE 2022 : Niamh O’Malley’s Gather

IRELAND AT VENICE 2022 : Niamh O’Malley’s Gather

The Ireland at Venice 2022 Curatorial Team, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, will present Niamh O’Malley’s Gather at the Irish Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022. Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to be a partner gallery of this project, and will host Gather in Belfast in 2023 as part of the Ireland at Venice 2022 National Tour.

Across and In-Between: Suzanne Lacy

Across and In-Between: Suzanne Lacy

Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to be premiering the installation of Suzanne Lacy’s Across and In-Between in the summer of 2021, presented in association with Ulster University. Co-commissioned and presented as a work-in-progress for the closing season of 14-18 NOW and the Belfast International Arts Festival; the project amplified the voices and experiences of border residents during Brexit negotiations through words, imagery, sound and performance, providing them an opportunity to reclaim the landscape around them.

Art & Learning

Exquisite Corpse with Sophie Daly

Exquisite Corpse with Sophie Daly

Artist Sophie Daly presents this fun and imagination-sparking art technique and an insight into Surrealism, part of our series of online workshops exploring important techniques in the history of contemporary art, supported by Halifax Foundation NI.

The Art of Ebru or Paper Marbling with Sophie Daly

The Art of Ebru or Paper Marbling with Sophie Daly

Thanks to funding from Halifax Foundation NI, we're delighted to bring you a new series of online art workshops by local artists Sophie Daly, Paul Mulgrew and Sinead O'Neill-Nicholl. Each artist has chosen two themes for workshops from influences or moments in the...

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