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AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Jul
4
Thu
Exhibition- Zipporah Reynolds- “Plant Boom”
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

“Plant Boom’ is a playful series of bold, graphic etchings and cuttings in perspex by Belfast based artist Zipporah Reynolds.
This series pulls into focus and accentuates patterns combined with colour splayed across plants and their foliage.

Houseplants have been in the spotlight of popular culture boasting as an escapism and sanctuary from the haze of busy day to day life.
This exhibition celebrations the joy brought to us by the boom in plant culture.

Jul
25
Thu
Skull
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Skull @ The Green Room

Escape the relentless agora in a night of recorded music and live drawing. DJs Jeff Doherty and Stuart Watson develop an aural envelope each evening, whilst illustrator Duncan Ross strives to capture the consciousness of the moment through the inky medium of illustration. Adventurous clientèle may submit suggestions to Ross for realisation on the eve or, if feeling particularly exploratory, can contribute with the fruits of their own ductus (materials provided).

Jul
28
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Jul 28 @ 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 a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Aug
1
Thu
Exhibition-Mervyn Marshall- Dead Time
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

Dead Time, is the name given to the period of time between sugar harvests when Cuba sees a rise in unemployment and workers return to the cities. Demonstrating the remarkable resilience and adaptable nature of the Cuban people, this series attempts to capture this sense of time; as its spent, killed or simply lost. Each photograph, accompanied by a small description, tells the story of life as it is. Two men rip up a cobblestone street in Old Trinidad. An old man counts his pension on a bustling Havana street. Through each image, I wanted to portray the languid pace and moods of a life spent in anticipation of what is to come and what has already been forgotten.

Artist Bio: Mervyn Marshall is a 26-year-old photographer and filmmaker from Belfast. He is currently completing an AHRC-funded PhD at Queen’s University on British horror cinema.

Real Sketchy
Aug 1 @ 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.

Aug
4
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Aug 4 @ 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 a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Aug
11
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Aug 11 @ 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 a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Aug
14
Wed
Pádraig Ó Tuama in conversation with Michael Leunig
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in the Black Box for a one-time special conversation with the extraordinary Australian artist Michael Leunig.

Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet who has been declared a living national treasure in his own country.

Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans fifty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme.His approach is regressive, humorous, messy, mystical,primal and vaudevillian – producing work which is open to many interpretations and has been widely adapted in education, music, theatre, psychotherapy and spiritual life.

www.leunig.com.au

Photographer- Sam Cooper

 

 

 

Aug
17
Sat
Local Artists Collective, Art Fair
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm

This art fair is not like most… In attendance will be poets, musicians, dancers, painters, sculptors, animators, sketchers, textile-makers, writers, carpenters, among many other crafts.
The event is free to the public.
It’s about helping to promote art of all kinds in our little part of the world, and encouraging the public to invest in local skills and talents, rather than purchasing online.
There are people making the most amazing creations in their garden sheds and makeshift studios all over this country!
Let’s support one another.

Aug
18
Sun
Belfast Street Art Walking Tour
Aug 18 @ 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 a weird, passionate, messed up place. The legacy of our conflict is about more than people, it’s about place. It’s about how the people of Belfast navigate this divided city, and how we build shared spaces for people of all backgrounds to co-exist.

If you spend any time in Belfast you’ll know that it’s walls are covered in art. Often this art has been used to mark territory for one side or the other but recently, alongside this, something transformative has been bubbling. Street artists from across the globe have joined a new breed of Belfast based street artists to leave their mark on the city, and in particular in the Cathedral Quarter where the annual festival Hit the North takes place.

As curators of this festival Seedhead Arts know the artists, the stories, and perhaps most importantly the need to forge a new narrative for Belfast. Our Street Art Walking Tour forms part of that narrative. This art speaks of love, of laughter, of anger, of beauty and of defiance but most of all it speaks of Belfast and the place that it’s becoming.

Join us for a gently paced, two hour walk around the ever changing face of Belfast Street art every Sunday at noon, leaving from the red benches on Commercial Court (beside the Duke of York)

For more information email [email protected]

Cost £10 pp

 

Contact us

The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need