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Portrait of Northern Ireland Centenary exhibition

12 October - 4 November 2021 Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has announced a major art exhibition to showcase Northern Ireland’s creative talent as part of the Northern Ireland Office’s Centenary programme. The Portrait of Northern Ireland: Neither an Elegy nor a Manifesto exhibition will feature over 100 artists who have explored perspectives of Northern Ireland’s […]

Portrait of Northern Ireland Curator Talk: Artists’ Initiatives

Saturday 23rd October 11am-12pm, free admission Artist and curator Peter Richards reflects on the significance of artist-run and artist-led initiatives in the region. Free admission, booking not required. We’re operating under current Covid-19 safety guidelines, as follows: Maximum capacity is 50 visitors at one time. We may ask you to wait outside for a short […]

Portrait of Northern Ireland Curator Talk: Factory and Fantasy

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast,

Saturday 23rd October 2pm-3pm, free admission Curator and art historian Dickon Hall explores the influence that industry had on the development of art in Northern Ireland from the 1920s to early 1950s. This talk will take place in the exhibition space and will highlight works by John Luke, Romeo Toogood and Colin Middleton to name […]

Portrait of Northern Ireland Curator Talk: Neither an elegy nor a manifesto

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast,

Saturday 30th October 11am-12pm, free admission Join curator Shan McAnena as she discusses her approach to documenting 100 years of art from Northern Ireland. Free admission, booking not required. We’re operating under current Covid-19 safety guidelines, as follows: Maximum capacity is 50 visitors at one time. We may ask you to wait outside for a […]

Portrait of Northern Ireland: Are you listening? Emerging voices & practices from recent graduates of Belfast School of Art

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast,

Saturday 30th October 2pm-3pm, free admission In this talk, Louise O’Boyle, Head of Belfast School of Art, will discuss the graduate works selected for this exhibition. How they connect, challenge, and contribute at local and national levels. But maybe more interestingly, how they stand strong among contemporary artist voices globally. Free admission, booking not required. […]

Factotum: Launch of the Vacuum NI 100 Commemorative Edition

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast,

Thursday 4th November 6pm, free admission A special edition of the satirical newspaper, The Vacuum, is being launched as part of the Portrait of Northern Ireland exhibition. Join us for the launch on the exhibition closing event, taking place as part Late Night Art Belfast for November. Free admission, booking not required. We’re operating under […]