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Calendar

Apr
1
Thu
Online Exhibition- Abi Charlesworth
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – May 2 @ 7:00 pm

Abi Charlesworth is a sculpture and installation artist who graduated from her BA
(hons) Fine Art course at Bath School of Art and Design in 2019. She has recently
had work in the shows After Hours in London, Dance First Think Later at General
Practice in Lincoln and completed an online residency with Arcade Campfa as part
of the collaborative MASH.

Objects are produced through the collective use of play, materiality and touch. The
forms of these sculptures are an unconscious translation of existing objects. This
allows the shape to develop freely to become disassociated with the familiar. In
essence, they act as devices of unlearning, freedom and playfulness. The need for
forms to exist purely out of aesthetic relationships results in installations of balance
and tactility. These objects gravitate and respond towards each other as if paused
in the act of play.

In the installation of these objects they respond conversely to the space they
inhabit; interchangeable they allow for free play, ideas and arrangements. The
leftovers of these decisions become deactivated with a potential to do or be
anything. The installation of these objects hover in the foreground in a type of void,
where sculptures float around the viewer and embody the space. Flatness is
prevalent in the production of these objects. From drawings they are inflated into
three-dimensional shapes concerned with their own edges. A form of self
consciousness holds these sculptures in place, as if they feel the weight of
observation.

 

Apr
26
Mon
STBD presents… Creatives During Coronavirus: One Year On
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

Monday 26 April 2021
8.00pm

Free | Online Talks

 

STBD presents… Creatives During Coronavirus: One Year On

 

Running time: 50 mins interview + 20 mins Q&A with audience via Zoom

During the summer of 2020, the team behind the Small Town Big Dreams podcast made a 4-part audio documentary called The World Turned Upside Down, profiling how creative entrepreneurs from across the creative industries had been impacted by the first unimaginable months of the Covid-19 lockdown in Northern Ireland.

One year on from the start of the pandemic, Small Town Big Dreams returns with an online event to catch-up with some of those who participated in the documentary, and to see how they now feel about the experiences of the past year, and what they are hoping for in the months and years ahead.
Join podcast hosts Karishma Kusurkar and Graeme Watson for what will be a fascinating discussion about the creative industries as we move in to a ‘new normal’, featuring special guests:
– Patricia McGinnis (Maven)
– Shannon Delores O’Neill (Sister Ghost/ Girls Rock School NI)
– Tessa Ann (Sound Healing Spa)
– Ryan Ward (Take Two Studios)
Small Town Big Dreams is a podcast and podcast channel produced by Blick Shared Studios, and is available on all good podcast apps. For more information, visit the website here: www.smalltownbigdreams.co.uk
This event is generously supported by the Black Box Belfast.
May
4
Tue
Black Moon Online!
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are bringing Black Moon to your living room (or wherever you want to dance and listen to tunes!)

Join us on Vimeo  7-9pm for our at home Black Moon disco.
https://vimeo.com/blackboxbelfast

2nd Feb, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 2nd June, 6th July, 3rd Aug, 7th Sept, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 7th Dec

We will also have some themed nights in-between these events to keep the party going at home

Black Moon is a night for and by adults with learning disabilities – giving people a chance to socialise in a cool, modern environment, meet new people and learn new skills. Usually held in the Black Box and is £3 entry or £1 for carers or support workers

May
6
Thu
Online Exhibition- Gabriel Hyra
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Gabriel hyra, is a young visual artist and Brazilian jeweler, “bicha” (brasiliam sissy queer) who works on dissident sex issues and criticizes the current anthropocentric reality in its policies of intimacy and relationship.

The artist’s research focuses on the practices of affirming difference and multiple ways of living in the face of hegemonic identities and their logic of domination. He uses writing, the arts and especially contemporary jewelry for this. for being a little explored field in Brazil.

For the artist, gender dissent and gender disobedience create new policies of intimacy and relationship with herself or with the other that partly break the capitalist dystopia that operates the Latin American political dynamics

For her, art in short is a way of responding and conserving life within a paradigm of deprivation and frustration of real wants and needs.

In the work “crossing practices”, the artist occupies the void of the possibilities of incorporating dissident and singular ways of operating the world. and find new forces that will make it through the end of time once again. subverting objects of colonial power was a symbolic form found by the artist to break the limits of malaise established by them.

Building new languages, being aware of the body’s powers in its inevitable production of connections, giving birth to new organs to see new horizons and breaking the pact with death are represented in wearable objects, marked by the struggle of the gesture with the chosen material. Transformed into wearable technology for incorporations through the production of memory. in a fight against forgetting that a sustainable relationship between our desire and our constituent forces is possible.

Whiteness and its relationship with necropolitics is also self-critical. In the sense that our identities do not end our possibilities as a subject and his desiring relationships. It is about reconstituting our identity by disabling its paralyzing affects.

 

photo portrait : Zadô Luz. (him / his ). instagram : @ladolixo.tatu

 

Piece 1- It is necessary to be aware of the powers of the body as the only thing we have in hand. pair of earrings in a woven, dyed, sewn and hand painted mesh envelope.

 

Piece 2- it takes new organs to see new things. To have eyes that look beyond horizons to problems and solutions. made of silicone, and hyper-realistic paint with two eyes sculpted in wax, made of brass by the lost wax process

 

Piece 3- New languages are needed to handle new realities. Based on the idea of a drawn vocabulary, which could account for non-binary sentences. how to say two contradictory things at the same time. Carved in wax and made of brass by the lost wax process.

 

Piece 4- It is necessary to make and remake. The “bichalidade” pact. This work makes a historical arc to a fact of the history of Brazil. which describes recurrent colonization practices in the “new world”. he starts with the condemnation and execution of the indigenous Tupinambá (name that designates indigenous tribes of the coast at the time) called Tibira. condemned to die by Portuguese in the mouth of a cannon in 1614 due to his homosexuality. This ring bears as a symbol the same cannon used, but broken by the hands of a contemporary queer, as a way of building a refusal and making violence unusable as a practice that also operates modern relations.

Jun
1
Tue
Black Moon Online!
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are bringing Black Moon to your living room (or wherever you want to dance and listen to tunes!)

Join us on Vimeo  7-9pm for our at home Black Moon disco.
https://vimeo.com/blackboxbelfast

2nd Feb, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 2nd June, 6th July, 3rd Aug, 7th Sept, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 7th Dec

We will also have some themed nights in-between these events to keep the party going at home

Black Moon is a night for and by adults with learning disabilities – giving people a chance to socialise in a cool, modern environment, meet new people and learn new skills. Usually held in the Black Box and is £3 entry or £1 for carers or support workers

Jun
3
Thu
Online Exhibition- FGB
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Photo by Kristi @campbellphotography

FGB is on a mission. That mission is to
brighten up the streets and make you
smile. Bold lines and bright colours
create his distinctive style.

The tools at his disposal; paste ups,
stickers, spray paints and stencils are
all used to bring his creations to life.

Sometimes a googley-eyed character,
sometimes a comment on what is happening
in his home city or further afield, his
work will always lift you from where you
are to the world inside his head.

Spread the love.

Jul
1
Thu
Online Exhibition- Emma Brennan
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

Emma Brennan (She/Her) is an interdisciplinary artist who works predominantly in performative practices to include multi-media installation, moving image and collaborative processes.

At the core of my practice is the persistent draw of the material of dough. With the unyielding bond between it and I, my relationship with this material is not just physical, it is also emotional, spiritual and political. The incorporation of dough into my work holds both ancestral and sentimental value. In capturing the processes of this material, in all of it’s alchemic, formal and sensory properties, I explore the complexities of the creation of a living, breathing thing.

My work is currently occupied with the cyclical processes of breathing/living and is formed upon the four pillars of; gestation, birth, life and death. My practice is moving towards a body of work specific to how these pillars relate to the female form. I am thinking about this within the context of Ireland (both currently and historically) and then more intimately where I stand amongst it, not only as artist and creator but also as a queer, Irish, female-identfying, living/breathing being.

Originally from Dublin, Brennan is now based In Belfast having fulfilled a directorship and term as chairperson with Catalyst Arts. She is a studio member of Flax Art Studios and has recently been chosen as one of the BBeyond performance collective’s new commissioned artists of 2021. As part of which she will present an entirely new work to be shown as part of the Cathedral Arts Festival in May. She will also be performing as part of the Belfast International Festival of Performance Art this coming March while working towards an exhibition later in the year in the Glór gallery, Ennis, Co. Clare curated by Moran Been-Noon.

Credited to the photographer Ben Malcolmson

Credited to Chloe Austin

Jul
6
Tue
Black Moon Online!
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are bringing Black Moon to your living room (or wherever you want to dance and listen to tunes!)

Join us on Vimeo  7-9pm for our at home Black Moon disco.
https://vimeo.com/blackboxbelfast

2nd Feb, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 2nd June, 6th July, 3rd Aug, 7th Sept, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 7th Dec

We will also have some themed nights in-between these events to keep the party going at home

Black Moon is a night for and by adults with learning disabilities – giving people a chance to socialise in a cool, modern environment, meet new people and learn new skills. Usually held in the Black Box and is £3 entry or £1 for carers or support workers

Aug
3
Tue
Black Moon Online!
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are bringing Black Moon to your living room (or wherever you want to dance and listen to tunes!)

Join us on Vimeo  7-9pm for our at home Black Moon disco.
https://vimeo.com/blackboxbelfast

2nd Feb, 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 2nd June, 6th July, 3rd Aug, 7th Sept, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 7th Dec

We will also have some themed nights in-between these events to keep the party going at home

Black Moon is a night for and by adults with learning disabilities – giving people a chance to socialise in a cool, modern environment, meet new people and learn new skills. Usually held in the Black Box and is £3 entry or £1 for carers or support workers

Aug
5
Thu
Online Exhibition- Alexandra Arellano Espinoza
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

Alexandra Arellano Espinoza, is a Chilean artist and designer based in France.

 

Focusing on movement as a subject of visual exploration, her main mediums are screen printing and digital animation. Through the use of textures, bright colours and abstract patterns, her work invites the viewer to go on a journey through a series of architectural compositions, where geometric lines combine and vibrate coming alive on paper revealing something new each time. 

She recently had her first solo exhibition in Paris.

Contact us

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18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

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Supported by

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