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GTG Online Forum Series: Improving Diversity in the Arts

GTG Online Forum Series: Improving Diversity in the Arts

Golden Thread Gallery is launching a series of events that will encompass webinars, talks and workshops, all focussed on widening participation within the arts sector and supported by the Community Foundation NI New Needs fund. Our first events are a series of three...

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GTG Workshop: Birds and symbolism, inspired by Thomas Brezing

For the mid-term break we have a brand new GTG Workshop for you! Learn about symbolism in visual art with this look at how artist Thomas Brezing uses birds in his beautiful paintings, part of our current (but sadly closed) exhibition 'Perhaps Our Awakening Is Our...

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Black History Month – Celebrating Black Voices

GTG New Needs Intern Esther Andare writes to mark Black History Month in the UK. Entering the later part of 2020, we are left to adapt our lives to the ‘new normal’ due to the pandemic, but also to deal and process with the aftermaths of the Black Lives Matter...

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Not Alone continues in Rome

Not Alone continues in Rome

For the past two weeks, our touring exhibition 'Not Alone' has been installed in the Roman home of curator Micol di Veroli and exhibited to the world through her Instagram. Once Micol unpacked the artworks (under the curious gaze of her beautiful cat!), she displayed...

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GTG Workshop: Monochrome inspired by Joy Gerrard

GTG Workshop: Monochrome inspired by Joy Gerrard

Start collecting your paper scraps and junk mail! For today’s GTG virtual Workshop, we are taking inspiration from our current exhibition by artist Joy Gerrard, ‘Put It to the People’. https://vimeo.com/470192511 In this online workshop our Gallery Assistant Katharine...

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GTG closing for four weeks from 17th October

GTG closing for four weeks from 17th October

We are very disappointed to have to close the gallery for four weeks, following the updated Covid-19 regulations announced on Friday. All upcoming events are also cancelled, including our Halloween workshop. But we will be sharing lots of great online activities and...

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Halloween Family Workshop Online!

Halloween Family Workshop Online!

Like all good scary stories, just when you think it's safe... the Ghoul-den Thread Halloween Workshop is baaaack! We're moving our free family Halloween art workshop online to Dooooooom! Sorry, to Zoom. Join our team of ghouls and goblins live online, as they show you...

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GTG welcomes our Community Foundation NI New Needs Intern!

GTG welcomes our Community Foundation NI New Needs Intern!

Thanks to support from the Community Foundation NI New Needs award, the Golden Thread Gallery has created a new paid internship role for an individual who identifies as a member of the Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Following interviews last...

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‘Not Alone’ continues its journey in Italy

‘Not Alone’ continues its journey in Italy

Our exhibition in a bottle is in Rome, installed by curator Manuela Pacella in her home. Manuela has a deep interest in the the history and art of Northern Ireland, since curating the Patria Interiore / Inner Homeland exhibition here at the GTG in 2012, and then being...

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GTG Workshop: Create Cute Creatures with Sophie Daly

GTG Workshop: Create Cute Creatures with Sophie Daly

In today’s workshop, artist Sophie Daly shows you how to make adorable little creatures out of egg cartons. You have probably have been baking lots of treats with family recently. Put those egg cartons to good use by creating a turtle, ladybird or bee to play with!...

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GTG Workshop: Create Cute Creatures with Sophie Daly

GTG Workshop: Create Cute Creatures with Sophie Daly

In today’s workshop, artist Sophie Daly shows you how to make adorable little creatures out of egg cartons. You have probably have been baking lots of treats with family recently. Put those egg cartons to good use by creating a turtle, ladybird or bee to play with!...

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GTG Workshop: Create your own artist notebook!

GTG Workshop: Create your own artist notebook!

In today’s virtual workshop, artist Sophie Daly will show you how to create your own beautiful and unique artist’s notebook - every artist needs one! The emphasis today is on recycled materials. Be creative with what you have around you, and don’t let anything go to...

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GTG Workshop: Create an artist’s notebook!

GTG Workshop: Create an artist’s notebook!

In today’s virtual workshop, artist Sophie Daly will show you how to create your own beautiful and unique artist’s notebook - every artist needs one! The emphasis today is on recycled materials. Be creative with what you have around you, and don’t let anything go to...

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‘Not Alone’ departs for Rome!

‘Not Alone’ departs for Rome!

Our touring exhibition 'Not Alone' has left Bologna, and is on its way to Rome! Carefully packed up by our first curator Chiara Matteucci, the artworks will now travel 400km across Italy to the home of Manuela Pacella in Rome. Manuela is an independent curator and...

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GTG Workshop: Create a sun collage with Chloe Morrison

GTG Workshop: Create a sun collage with Chloe Morrison

Today's GTG Workshop is a colourful and fun activity for a cold and grey day - making a beautiful abstract sun collage, inspired by legendary African-American artist and teacher Alma Thomas. Chloe Morrison guides you through step-by-step, and you can download the...

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