News

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...

read more
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.

read more
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...

read more
GTG shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award!

GTG shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award!

The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award, it was announced today. Charity Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK. It is the only museum award to be judged by families.

read more
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.

read more
Golden Thread Gallery Mentoring & Exhibition Award 2021

Golden Thread Gallery Mentoring & Exhibition Award 2021

We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Golden Thread Gallery Mentoring & Exhibition Award 2021 is Drydan Wilson. The award is presented to an University of Ulster School of Art Graduate based on their MFA work and show. The winner of the award will...

read more
GTG SAYS #THANKSTOYOU FOR NATIONAL LOTTERY OPEN WEEK

GTG SAYS #THANKSTOYOU FOR NATIONAL LOTTERY OPEN WEEK

We’re celebrating National Lottery Open Week with an amazing art giveaway! From Tuesday 15th June the first 50 visitors who present any National Lottery ticket at the Golden Thread Gallery Reception will receive a free limited edition David Sherry art postcard, signed by the artist!

read more
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...

read more
GTG Gallery Explorer Packs – Tell Us What You Think!

GTG Gallery Explorer Packs – Tell Us What You Think!

We would really love to know what you think about our new Gallery Explorer packs! It helps us so much to hear from you. Please fill in this short feedback form, it takes just a couple of minutes. Thank you! MY GTG GALLERY EXPLORER PACK MADE ME

read more
FREE GALLERY EXPLORER ART PACKS!

FREE GALLERY EXPLORER ART PACKS!

Become a Golden Thread Gallery Explorer! Thanks to funding from the Halifax Foundation NI, we’ve got a really special welcome for all junior visitors to the Gallery. Every child under 16 can get a free Gallery Explorer backpack when they visit!

read more
Paul Moore’s sea swimming inspiration

Paul Moore’s sea swimming inspiration

Make sure to catch Paul Moore’s exhibition, Fionnghlas when the gallery reopens on May 25th! The exhibition was delayed by lockdown, so you have just a short time to see it in the Project Space. In 2019 Paul Moore received the ACNI Artist Career Enhancement Scheme...

read more
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.

read more
Junior Gallery Newsletter: Community Edition!

Junior Gallery Newsletter: Community Edition!

This month our theme is Community, taking inspiration from the exhibition currently showing in Gallery 1 &2, 'not only the earth we share' by Sol Archer. Sol worked with Household Belfast and the community of Sailortown in North Belfast to develop this work. We...

read more
We are hiring: Exhibitions Officer (Maternity Cover)

We are hiring: Exhibitions Officer (Maternity Cover)

Golden Thread Gallery is seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join us as Exhibitions Officer. This is a fixed-term contract for maternity cover, ending no later than 31st March 2022. The application deadline is Friday 14th May. The GTG is Belfast’s...

read more
GTG seeks volunteers!

GTG seeks volunteers!

Now that we're making plans to reopen soon, the Golden Thread Gallery is seeking applications from new volunteers. Volunteers are an intrinsic part of the gallery team and help with tasks spanning Front of House, invigilation, event facilitation, archiving, workshop...

read more
not only the earth we share – website now live

not only the earth we share – website now live

The specially commissioned website for not only the earth we share by Sol Archer with Household Belfast is now live. At https://not-only-the-earth-we-share.org you can watch extracts of film from the exhibition and other documentation captured by Sol since 2018....

read more
Audience Delight Award for our Junior Gallery Newsletter!

Audience Delight Award for our Junior Gallery Newsletter!

We are thrilled that our Junior Gallery Newsletter has won a thrive 2021 Audience Delight Award! Thrive, Northern Ireland's audience development agency, says "Golden Thread Gallery haven't forgotten about their younger audiences during lockdown & created a...

read more