After An Act

Sat 26th May - Sat 14th July
All Day


After An Act
Curated by Peter Richards; featuring artists: Susan Connolly; Deb Covell; Brian Fay; and Jo McGonigal.

The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to present ‘After an Act’ an exhibition featuring works by: Susan Connolly; Deb Covell; Brian Fay and Jo McGonigal. Featuring four artists whose process is inherent to their practice, ‘After An Act’ questions when an art work is truly completed. Perhaps it is an exchange between viewer and work that completion is found, though this itself posits the suggestion that it is only when the work is being actively looked at that it is in a state of completion.

It has become customary to look at performance art and question whether the art can only exist in the ephemeral moment and if it becomes something else in the recording or documenting. ‘After An Act’ suggests that these questions are equally pertinent to any works.

To complement the exhibition, there will be a selection of workshops where participants are encouraged to question openly what they are seeing and how their own personalities, pasts and attitudes can affect their viewing of art. These will include family workshops and written response sessions led by artist Dr. Colin Darke. Further details will be published on the gallery website and social media pages.

Supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council