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Colin McGookin: The Joy of Eastern Compositions, October – November 2017, EastSide Gallery, Belfast

Curated by ArtisAnn commercial gallery  18 acrylic paintings on either paper, board, fabric, or linen and one oil painting on board, in a style McGookin has preferred since  his wife taught him to paint on silk, formed  The Joy of … Continue reading

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Jayne Cherry at Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, 5 August – 27 September 2017

  As many of my readers, I have not seen this exhibition. Jayne Cherry kindly sent me  a link to the video  made  with sensitivity to mute poetry  by Stu Calvin.   She also emailed  two related  still images that  in … Continue reading

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Keith Sheppard, Reflections of Nebulae 2, Arts and Disability Forum Gallery, 03.08 – 08/09 2017

Interpretations of Sunrise from  Gliese 581c? Indeed that is what the artist named it as. “How might a sunrise appear on Gliese 581c? Gliese 581c is the most Earth-like planet yet discovered and lies a mere 20 light-years distant. Although … Continue reading

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Sinead McKeever: Tipping Point, QSS Gallery, Belfast

Sinead McKeever  does not do compromises.  Her installation at the Queen Street Studios Gallery  title CIRCUIT (2016) echoed several of the perceptual tasks examined since 1960s by Michelangelo Pistoletto.

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Part 4:Cumulator 7, The Point, Groomsport, 7th July 2016: James King

James King James King is the origin of the Cumulator series. This time he emailed me the following text, to which I added Jordan Hutchings’s photography: Cumulator 7     notes. July 7 th. 7.30pm – 2.30pm. McCormick’s Point, Groomsport, Bangor, … Continue reading

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Part 2:CUMULATOR 7 on 7th July 2016 at The Point. Groomsport,NI, UK (Siobhan Mullen Wolfe)

  Siobhan Mullen Wolfe   Siobhan  Mullan emailed me the following: Cumulator 7 Performance – 7 Artists Time: 7 hours Materials :Boiler suit, hand-crafted chair, potato peeler, aluminium bucket filled with raw coal and remains of burnt ash of financial … Continue reading

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Leo Devlin at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 2nd June- 9th July 2016

Devlin titled this exhibition  of drawings, sculpture and a video, TODAY I WROTE NOTHING. It works like an answer to a curator who requires “socially engaged art to literally articulate responses, messages of change”. For Devlin, writing is an altar … Continue reading

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Angela Hackett – 2015

My visit to her studio  on Saturday 12th September resulted in her invitation  to respond to her two paintings, Tropical Ravine and Studio Interior. On my PC screen the tactile messages of air temperature are absent, forever broadcasting how the … Continue reading

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Catherine Keenan, Seeing Stripes, Belfast Print Workshop, April 2 – May 2 2015

  She spent one month working on a series of screenprints as an artist in residence at BPW.

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RONNIE HUGHES, Supernumerary at Fenderesky, Belfast February 2015

    This is a new space for  art exhibitions in Belfast.  The highly regarded gallery owner, art dealer, curator, writer, publisher and philosopher,  Jamshid Mirfenderesky  found his fifth abode reminiscent  of the one he had at the Upper  Crescent … Continue reading

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Seamus O’Rourke: Dark Inventory at Pallas Projects, Dublin, November 2014

A handout states: S e a m u s O ’ R o u r k e Dark Inventory 12/11/14 – 22/11/14 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the burning of ‘Entartete Kunst’ or painting and drawings termed ‘Degenerate Art’ … Continue reading

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PETER RICHARDS: Intuitive Actions, Common Attributes and Isolated Incidents, 13 September – 25 October, 2014, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown

      Gallery TWO is a common display of islands of meaning in a space, flat images on a shelve or directly on the wall, 3D on a pedestal or  trolley. Each is given approaching and leaving viewing space … Continue reading

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On the other side of Les Fleurs du Mal, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, 21 November – 21 December 2013

 Twenty One  artists, responded to the invitation  issued by the art dealer extraordinaire Jamshid Mirfenderesky  to submit work related to the title of the most famous collection of poems, written in the 19th C. Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleur du … Continue reading

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Susan MacWilliam, 13 Roland Gardens, DVD 22 minutes 30secs, 2007

Recently, Eileen Coly has died. My essay has been distributed to the visitors of Golden Thread Gallery at the occasion of the video 13 Roland Gardens  being exhibited in  February 2009. It is re-published here  in memory of  Susan’s Mrs C. … Continue reading

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Household 2013, Belfast, Ormeau Rd area

The above team of curators did once more a sterling job, with support from Tom Hughes and Faye Hobson, as well as numerous volunteers and artists.  After the success of last year Household  they again brought energy, inspiration and good … Continue reading

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Cathy Droney

Cathy Droney: Frenzy, Platform, Belfast, May 2013 Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt (Living Art Museum, Nýló) hand-made several hundred sculptures in the form of a victory cup, which she calls Gratitude Sculptures. In a letter to invited participants she wrote … Continue reading

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Part 3 Paddy McCann at Fenderesky March – April 2013

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Paddy McCann at Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, March – April 2013. Part 2 / 3: Paddy Donnelly interview

Paddy McCann interviewed by Paddy Donnelly, December 2012 Q: People who know your early work tend to refer, in particular, to a large painting of a waste container or skip. Sadly, that painting is now lost. But when first shown, … Continue reading

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Paddy McCann at Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, March – April 2013

Slavka Sverakova: Paddy McCann (catalogue essay) Paddy McCann is known as a printmaker and sculptor, but pre-eminently as a painter. He is passionate about art, political in his choice of themes, and poetic even in translating uncomfortable memories into the … Continue reading

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Mark McGreevy

Slavka Sverakova interviews Mark McGreevy by e-mail (2008 / 2009) SS:Your paintings are a web of memories, associations and signs. It is worth repeating what you said once about the rainbow motif. Mark McGreevy: 20000 Suckas in the bottom of the nugget, … Continue reading

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Stephen Conlin

Slavka Sverakova interviews Stephen Conlin by e-mail SS: Born in Armagh, educated in Belfast – what higher degrees have you graduated from? SC: Born in Co Armagh, graduated in Classics from Trinity College Dublin, and then took the Advanced Diploma at … Continue reading

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Dermot Seymour

Dermot Seymour: Des Bêtes et des Hommes 1st publ. on Huma3.com on April 4, 2012 A retrospective of Seymour’s paintings has opened on 15th December 2011 at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, titled Fish,Flesh and Fowl. It is destined to … Continue reading

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Ambulatorio 2012

I copied this from livinggallery.info, where it appeared last year: Ambulatorio, 9th July 2012, Belfast, an installation for three weeks.Slavka Sverakova, 2012-08-04 Three days after the launch of the installation of glass grid with aerial photographs of Belfast, rioting groups and … Continue reading

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Angelo Garoglio

Born  1951 in Milan, Garoglio lives in Turin, where he met and collaborated with Mutus Liber. In 1986, Brian Kennedy invited them all to Northern Ireland and Danny McCarthy arranged for their work to be seen in Cork. Garoglio contributed … Continue reading

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