GTG Workshops: Make Your Own Nightlight with Sophie Daly


In this week’s online workshop, Sophie Daly has a fantastic project for young people aged 12 and up! Sophie was inspired by the the striking neon artwork Sign*Age (2019) by artist Liliane Puthod, which is part of our current exhibition Dissolving Histories: An Unreliable Presence.



For a subtitled version of this tutorial, watch on our GTG YouTube channel.

The Dissolving Histories exhibition has been temporarily curtailed by lockdown, but while the gallery remains closed you can view the entire exhibition here, with stunning photos by Simon Mills.

GTG Workshops are funded by the Community Foundation NI.


Dissolving Histories: An Unreliable Presence – Artists Panel Discussion Online!


Our scheduled Dissolving Histories: An Unreliable Presence panel discussion couldn’t take place in the gallery due to the current situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily due to the wonders of technology, we were able to record the talk and bring it to you now, while still practicing all the social distancing protocols!  

We were joined by co-curators Mary Cremin and Peter Richards and artists Liliane Puthod, Stuart Calvin and Michael Hanna to discuss the process of building the Dissolving Histories exhibition. It’s fascinating to hear the artists discuss the changing context of this exhibition, given our current global situation. The discussion provides a wonderful insight into the way this exhibition came about and also the thoughts behind the origins of the Dissolving Histories series (of which this is the third annual instalment).  

Watch the discussion on the Golden Thread Gallery Vimeo channel here! (Video: 31 minutes)  

Hopefully you all caught artist Liliane Puthod’s Golden Thread Gallery Instagram Takeover over the last weekend.

Michael Hanna has kindly shared more of his extraordinary video work to view online here (Short Films about Learning, 2015).  

And although you can’t currently see this exhibition in the physical gallery space, you can explore the beautiful documentation of the show by Simon Mills on our website.  

GTG Temporary Closure


The Board of the Golden Thread Gallery takes the safety of its staff and visitors seriously. Following the most recent government statement, we have taken the decision to close to the public from today, 18th March.

We will monitor the situation and review regularly.

All of our upcoming events are postponed, including the Reading Round and family workshops. However, we’re looking at the possibilities for hosting online activities as an alternative. We have plans in place to increase our virtual presence, including art activities for kids, and to engage with as many of you as possible.

Please watch this space and in the meantime stay safe.

Stallholders Wanted!

WE WANT YOU!

If you’re an artist, maker or crafter and would like to sell at our upcoming Christmas Market then get in touch! The market will run from 5pm – 8pm on the 6th of December during Late Night Art. We have had great success with our two previous markets and can’t wait to host another one for the festive season!

Tables for the market are £20 per person and need to be booked in advance to secure your space. Send us a short description of what you would like to sell alongside a few images and links to any websites or social media you have for your wares to info@gtgallery.co.uk marked ‘Christmas Market Application.’

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Thank you Chloe Jamieson!

We would like to wish our current volunteer Gallery Assistant Chloë Jamieson a fond farewell as she leaves us to embark in her new job role as Explainer at Hillsborough Castle! Chloe will be completing an MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies later on in the summer.

She will be greatly missed by all at the gallery, we wish her all the best for the future and look forward to seeing her on the other side of the reception desk at our Late Night Art openings in future!

Congratulations to everyone who joined us for Processions on Sunday 10/06/18

What an amazing day today was had by all at #PROCESSIONS2018! A massive thank you to the women from Kilcooley and to all the other women who joined together for an incredible event. The atmosphere among the hundreds of women who  were part of the march was electric and lent the event a wonderful feeling of optimism for the future. Well done also to Lesley Cherry for all her hard work and banner making motivating!

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/processions-belfast-hundreds-take-to-the-streets-to-mark-100-years-of-voting-rights-for-women-36995089.html

Processions 2018 March with The Golden Thread Gallery

Join us on Sunday 10th of June for a mass participation march which will take place from the Titanic Exhibition Centre from 12pm and will travel through Belfast to City Hall and back to celebrate the fight for womens suffrage across the ages. Our Processions team will be carrying banners created through a number of workshops with local community groups and an open workshop at the gallery. We would love you to join us for this momentous occasion!

All welcome and free to join!

To sign up email info@gtgallery.co.uk with the number of participants joining for the event!

ABOUT PROCESSIONS 2018

Thousands of women and girls from across the UK will walk together in public processions on Sunday 10 June, forming a living portrait of women in the 21st century and a visual expression of equality, strength and cultural representation. PROCESSIONS celebrates the fight for suffrage and expresses what it means to be a woman today.

Text and textiles are at the heart of the project. In the months leading up to the processions, the public are taking part in a nationwide creative programme of banner-making. In a series of special commissions, 100 artists are working with community groups across the country to deliver expressive banners and iconic artworks that echo the artistic practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and yet are grounded in women’s experience today. PROCESSIONS also uses the history of female suffrage to inspire women to vote and stand for office.

https://www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/processions/

a free coach from Dublin

To coincide with the launch of David Godbold’s new solo exhibition ‘Nightfall – amplissum terrarium tractum’ that includes a major new wall drawing, The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to announce that it has arranged for a free coach from Dublin.

Please email bookings@gtgallery.co.uk to book a seat on the coach. Seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, limited to 50 seats.

The coach will depart from close to Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin at 11.00am and return from The Golden Thread Gallery at 4.00pm (expected journey time approx. 2 hours).

Temple Bar Gallery Studios artist Vanessa Donoso Lopez’s exhibition ‘Quotidian Tensions between the Domestic and the Unexpected’ will also be open to view in the project space.

There should be time for visitors to also make their way over to see one or more of the many great exhibitions on in Belfast that day, such as: the new Gilbert & George exhibition ‘The Scapegoating of Pictures’ at the MAC or ‘Stop. Stop. Stop’ featuring Colin Darke, Peter Richards and Peter Spiers at Platform Arts and also Belfast Exposed’s, ‘A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission’ by Peter Mitchell. To find out more about what’s on in Belfast to visit that day visit http://www.belfastartmap.com

David Godbold: Nightfall – amplissium terrarum tractum

Quotidian Tensions between the Domestic and the Unexpected

Golden Thread Christmas Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Thread Gallery will be hosting a Christmas Market to coincide with Late Night Art in December! We will have a number of stalls selling all manner of artisanal crafts and creations suitable for gifts for the whole family. Join us for a festive evening which will include a drinks reception, bucks fizz, festive treats for the kids and a great atmosphere! Stall holders will be announced soon and we will be treating you to glimpses of the treats available to purchase on the run up to the night!

– Free sweeties and drinks available for the kids.

– Face painting and glitter tattoos from 5 – 6pm.

– Disabled access friendly space.

– Breastfeeding friendly space.

– Free wine, beer and soft drinks between 5pm and 7pm.

– Free entry.

Market Sellers:

*More to be announced!*

Foundation (Eva McDermott) – Geometric origami concrete home wear
https://www.foundationmade.co.uk/

Jonny McEwen – Airplants
https://www.facebook.com/airplantsni/

Robyn Galway – Jewellery
http://www.robyngalway.com/

Marie – Louise Gormley – Felted Art Work

Conall Kearney – Tie Dye goods and printed bags
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PsychoCraftShop

Emma Knight – Jewellery
http://emmaknightdesign.tictail.com/

Workshop – Limited Edition Prints
http://wksp.eu/

Claire Nicholl – Ceramics

Sean Hillen – Collages and Limited Edition Prints
http://www.seanhillen.com/

Mary Price and Alice McDaniel – Ceramics

Deirdre McKenna – Jewellery and Accessories

Brian McAvera – A selection of art books