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Calendar

May
2
Thu
Exhibition- Ray Duncan
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm

Ray Duncan Series Nine.

The production of abstract painting has been a thread running through out my work since the 1960s. I use painting as an evolutionary process, mixing colours directly onto the canvas, incorporating chance and accident, taking a series of calculated risks. Through out the process there is an emotional reaction to the painting, it’s nothing more and nothing less. I carry elements of the real world into the work through observations of colours and shapes that I see in the environment but I am not bound by the need to make representational images.
Ray Duncan attended night classes at The Art College studying under John Luke and Terry Flanagan in the 1960’s and went onto teach Art and Design in Belfast for over forty years. He has exhibited his own work locally regularly since the early 70’s. In the 1980’s, with a group of artists, in a response to a lack of local venues he ran a series of ‘House Shows’ in artists’ houses. He was one of the founders of Creative Exchange Studio Group in East Belfast in 1996. Recent solo exhibitions include, Small Works Linenhall Library 2018, Series Seven Alley Arts Centre Strabane and the Engine Room Gallery Belfast 2015. His work is held in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Collection and the Northern Ireland Libraries collections. Further information: www.rayduncan.net

Image caption Ray Duncan Creative Exchange Studios 2019.

May
25
Sat
Queertopia’s Birthday
May 25 @ 9:00 pm

ITS OUR BIRTHDAY! Its the return of D*ck & C*nt …. and this time it’s critical.

Featuring: Soup du Jour, Little Edie, Ellen DeGenerate …PLUS very special guest Avoca Reaction with more TBC, this birthday bash is sure to go with a shablam!
Can our acts save D*ck & C*nt from a fatally enlarged dispairatory gland?
Will laughter and applause be enough to save them?
Get your tickets to find out whatever happened to D*ck & C*nt ….

May
26
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of the conflict. But what about now? Where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us?

Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, were artists from around the world have come to paint.

Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene in the last few years this 2 hours long, gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter.

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Painting a Direwolf Masterclass
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this 4 hour intensive masterclass, local and international artist Stephen Gallagher will lead you through the process of painting a portrait of Ghost, John Snows Direwolf from the hit tv series Game of Thrones, in oil using the classical Alla Prima method which means “all at once”.

You will learn about colour mixing, tonal values and the key techniques to bring your Direwolf to life. What you will learn from Stephen’s workshop can be applied to any subject matter or genre – be it figurative, still life, or outdoor landscape painting.

At the end of the workshop you will go home with your own Dire Wolf painting created by you! All levels are welcome and all art materials are supplied

About Stephen Gallagher:
Stephen Gallagher is a professional Irish-Australian artist specialising in canine oil portraiture. His work employs the ‘Alla Prima’ technique also known as the Direct Method, bringing a fresh and ‘alive’ aesthetic to his paintings. He has a growing international fan base and has held exhibitions in Australia and N.Ireland with private collectors worldwide.

http://www.stephengallagherart.com/

Jun
2
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of the conflict. But what about now? Where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us?

Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, were artists from around the world have come to paint.

Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene in the last few years this 2 hours long, gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter.

For more information email [email protected]m

Cost £10 pp

 

Jun
6
Thu
Exhibition- Mary Morgan- Forgotten for now
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Forgotten For Now’ is a series of photographs taken across New York City.

Exploring the ephemeral qualities of the every day, these images aim to act as a deconstructed narrative of human presence.

Intrigued by the aftermath and remnants of people and experiences gone by, I wanted to create a place within these images where the temporal can exist.

Life’s bits and pieces linger within these photographs and we wonder about these brief encounters, that have been forgotten for now.

Real Sketchy
Jun 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Since November 2012 Seedhead Arts has been running and developing Real Sketchy, a open live sketching event taking place in a bar environment. Over the years it’s developed from something that was largely populated by artists to being somewhere that anyone can have a wee sketch and a laugh over a few pints.

Although inspired by the spirit of Street Art, we’re really interested in the cross-pollenisation of different disciplines like comic, illustration, design, etc and how this plays out in a live environment, in a crowd of people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Plus beer. And music.

Thanks to sponsorship from Ink Monkey in North Street we are now able to provide pens, pencils and paper for everyone.

Jun
8
Sat
WW19 ~ Neo Neo
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm

This immersive showcase event will feature audio works created by participants from the NEO NEO Sound & Vision course, alongside guest performers. During the course participants have worked in audio recording, DJing and beat-making to create original soundscapes in response to a visual brief from artist Helena Hamilton.

NEO NEO showcases high-quality contemporary music and visual art through live events with a focus on experimental electronic performance and collaborative practices.

Jun
9
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of the conflict. But what about now? Where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us?

Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, were artists from around the world have come to paint.

Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene in the last few years this 2 hours long, gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter.

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Jun
16
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Belfast Street Art Walking Tour

 

STARTS FROM: OUTSIDE THE DUKE OF YORK, COMMERCIAL COURT, BELFAST

START TIME: 12 NOON, (2HR), FINISHING AT BLACK BOX

Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of the conflict. But what about now? Where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us?

Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, were artists from around the world have come to paint.

Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene in the last few years this 2 hours long, gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter.

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

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