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Portrait of Northern Ireland Curator Talk: 100 Years of Queer Art in Northern Ireland

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast

Saturday 16th October 11.00 - 12.00 Queer heritage practitioner Kristopher Reid takes a closer look at the artists and artworks which have challenged conventions of gender and sexuality in the last century. 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 […]

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 […]

Outburst: The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast

Friday 12th November - Saturday 4th December, Project Space The Rebel Dykes History Project collects, preserves and explores the history of the Rebel Dykes LGBTQ social justice and liberation movement. Outburst is thrilled to work with Siobhan Fahey and others from the Rebel Dykes History Project to bring a selection of creative works from this […]

Outburst Festival: Rebel Dykes Workshop

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast

Saturday 13th Nov, 3-5pm  Join folks from the Rebel Dykes project and film for a fun, relaxed dyke gathering and sharing on intergenerational creative archiving!  The Rebel Dykes History Project collects, preserves and explores the history of the Rebel Dykes LGBTQ social justice and liberation movement. We use the Rebel Dykes archive to:  stimulate intergenerational […]

Belfast Potter’s Market Christmas 2021

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast

Saturday 11th December 12pm-7pm We're delighted to be hosting the Belfast Potter's Christmas Market in the Gallery this December! The market will feature 20 of Northern Irelands finest local potters, coming together to display and sell their work. The festive market will have Christmas themed pottery, music and mulled punch available, so why not come […]

God is Meditating: Still – Edy Fung

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast

Saturday 15th January - Saturday 19th February 2022 Launch Event Saturday 15th January God is Meditating: Still is a new solo exhibition by Edy Fung in the Project Space, curated by Sarah McAvera. The exhibition explores our current state of uncertainty through investigating the potential of determinism and the possibilities of predictions. Through installation, sound, […]

TIME TO TAKE YOUR TIME: SLOW ART DAY 2022

Golden Thread Gallery Belfast

Slow Art Day - Saturday April 2nd 2022  SLOW DOWN... THE MORE YOU LOOK THE MORE YOU SEE... Life moves fast. Visitors to art galleries usually spend just 15 to 30 seconds looking at a piece of art - that's less time than we spend looking at a page on the internet! But what would […]