Tag Archives: Belfast

SHE DEVIL

SHE DEVIL in BELFAST, Golden Thread Gallery, 17/12/2015 – 6/2/2016 I have not heard of the Italian architect who created the SHE DEVIL project. On her website (www.studiostefaniamiscetti.com) she offers impressive list of artists who responded to her invitation. It … Continue reading

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Susan Connolly, Something about Some Things to do With Paint

Curated by Hugh Mulholland at MAC, Belfast, 9May – 22 June 2014 Great art and mediocrity can get confused, even by experts. But that’s why we need to see, and read, as much as we can. The more we’re exposed … Continue reading

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Angela Halliday, Topographies: Smithfield, Belfast, 2013

This archival image from 2011 presents the new Smithfield Market  replacing the one the perished in the fire during the so called Troubles. The disappeared one is still cherished in  a charming web of stories, histories and tales, with a … 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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Distributed through Space and Time, Golden Thread gallery, Belfast, December 5 2013 – January 19 2014

Curated by Sarah McAvera the exhibition takes its title from one line in Canto 1 of Pale Fire(1962) by V Nabokov. The curator limited the number of artists to three, possibly in relation to the small size of the Project … 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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TONY HILL, New Works at Fenderesky, Belfast, October 17 – November 16, 2013

This Mondrian is in a private collection, thus it is very unlikely that Hill saw it while he formulated his idea of visual art. I have included it to provide evidence for an aesthetic order many artists in Europe, two … Continue reading

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Moments of Inception, 17 Oct – 16 Nov, 2013, Queen Street Studios and Gallery, Belfast

Images courtesy Tony Corey Expanding the curatorial field Eoin Dara has chosen the unexpected.  Objects that may or may not be art, nonchalant debris of something else, birth of an idea made just about visible, or not. Dara describes his … Continue reading

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A SUBTLE MATTER at Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 3 – 25 October 2013

Curated by Amy Brooks it has her aesthetic sensitivities all over, with the exception of a rather massive box housing Emmanuelle Negre’s fantasy in light. The above image indicates

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John Brown at Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, October 17 – November 16, 2013

Gallery Two  has an inbuilt corner, on each side of which was one image of an open book. In this photograph they are next to each other, the larger one on the back wall, the small one as if in … Continue reading

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Charles Tyrrell at Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, 12 September – 12 October

Since 1983 the Fenderesky  Gallery developed a strong profile through single, groups, and themed exhibition.  Led by a highly educated philosopher with  discerning eye and unfailing determination to support all generations of artists, the gallery has presented  painting, sculpture, prints … Continue reading

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FABRIC, Platform Arts, Belfast, October 3-10, 2013

Curated by dr Angela Halliday, the dedicated organizer and leader of Digital Arts Studios and talented artist, the exhibition called Fabric brought together work by current artists in residence. Stephen Bleakney installed Music, Technology and Indolence,2013, a sound map of … Continue reading

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Colin Davidson, Between The Words

The Naughton Gallery at Queens hosted Davidson’s ‘large heads’ from 4th September until 6th October  2013.  All exhibits were reproduced in a  catalogue with a lively forward by Simon Callow and Conversation with Shan  McAnena. Davidson proposed to explore large … Continue reading

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PSYCHIC DRIVING

Psychic Driving at the GTG, Belfast, 22 August – 5 October, 2013 Curated in collaboration with Ben Crothers the exhibition presents art by Maurice Doherty, Ciara Finnegan, Kandy Fong, James Franco, Kristin Lucas, Nicolas Provost, Nancy Jo Sales, Peter Spiers … Continue reading

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DRAWING BOX: 2013

It has a page on Facebook without which it could not be what it is. Soon after her return from her residency in India, Diane Henshaw together with  Andrew Crane, John Crabtree, and Patil Rajendra, started the first Drawing Box … Continue reading

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Doreen Kennedy

Doreen Kennedy: Revisit, ADF Gallery, Belfast, June-July 2013 Sonia Falcone  presents a variation of a grid, I think of as a soft grid.  A grid became an ubiquitous device of the 20th C visual art,  it usually tessellated rectangular elements, like … Continue reading

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It’s Performance at PS squared, Belfast, 13 April 2013

Hugh O’Donnell presented Erratic Memory, a one hour performance as a discursive platform for a variety of conundrums signalled by the selection of objects, tools.  In the company of a table, a hammer, a hand saw, a white fat packet, a vacuum cleaner, … Continue reading

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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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Mary McIntyre

Mary McIntyre: A Contemporary Sublime MAC, Belfast, 16 Nov 2012 – 20 Jan 2013

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