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.

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.

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Education News

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...

Junior Gallery Newsletter: Oceans Edition!

Junior Gallery Newsletter: Oceans Edition!

This month's newsletter celebrates Earth Day 2021... well, our oceans in fact! We will discover artworks made by historical and contemporary artists which capture the beauty of the ocean and its inhabitants. Inside you will also find fun creative activities with an...

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Not Alone in The Dollhouse

Not Alone in The Dollhouse

Another new (temporary) home for our exhibition in a bottle! Last weekend the repacked artworks were driven across the Netherlands to North Holland and delivered to curator Ciara Finnegan in The Dollhouse Space.

Art & Learning

Sun Collage inspired by Alma Thomas – Chloe Morrison

Sun Collage inspired by Alma Thomas – Chloe Morrison This 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...

Monochrome inspired by Joy Gerrard

Monochrome inspired by Joy Gerrard Start collecting your paper scraps and junk mail! For this GTG Workshop, we are taking inspiration from artist Joy Gerrard's exhibition 'Put It to the People’. Gallery Assistant Katharine Paisley shows you how to recycle scraps and paper...

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