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Shonky:The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, MAC, Belfast, 20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018

 The exhibition aims to explore the nature of visual awkwardness through the work of artists and architects Arakawa and Gins; Cosima von Bonin; Niki de Saint Phalle; Benedict Drew; Justin Favela; Duggie Fields; Louise Fishman; Friedensreich Hundertwasser; Kate Lepper; Andrew … Continue reading

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OLGA DZIUBAK: “large array of negative feelings”, Array Studios, Belfast, 5th – 8th October 2017

The title and some sentences from texts by Valerie Solanas and Ulrike Meinhof  introduce the viewer to  Dziubak’s  installation of lens based art  made during her residency at the Array Studios. ”permanent state of emergency to make violence unnecessary men … Continue reading

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BOSTON,02/02/17 – 11/0317 Belfast. Golden Thread Gallery

From the University of Massachussetts  via a dialogue at Scope NY, 2015, to the Project Space at the GTG in Belfast is a journey less startling than the  choice of making Belfast a  Sister City for Boston. Yet, in 2014 … Continue reading

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Aisling O’Beirn at Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, 2016

Curated by J. Baker . the exhibition  titled another day in futile battle against the 2nd law  of thermodynamics   included, maps, diagrams, installation, and video, all presented with meticulous care. Selection of gallery exposition  and O’Beirn’s introduction  is accessible … Continue reading

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Victories are shortlived – Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 23.06.16 – 13.08.16

Milena Bonilla (b 1975, Bogota, Columbia) tracks a “no man land” between Germany and Czech Republic – a residuum of the Cold War  between Soviet Union and the West. Where used to be an electric fence for almost half a … 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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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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24 at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, December 2014

The Project Space is a small space on the left of the entrance inside the Golden Thread Gallery. It is irreverently free of “having-to-do” anything , and equally it is free to do anything.  I think the paradox  is a … 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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Molly O’Dwyer, Becoming Imperceptible, Platform Arts, Belfast, 3-23 July 2014

  This still from the video Repositioned, 2013, is becoming iconic, appearing on a poster, and  on the gallery Facebook page.   It summarises in its tacit visual mode the stable structure of unstable meaning,  when objects insist both on having an identity … Continue reading

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WILDSCAPES

The sound of Campbells work  behind the back wall saturated the whole gallery,  interfering with the viewing of works by  Moffett (on the wall) and Hughes(between the columns) Curated by Phillip McCrilly and supported by  Ben Crothers’s  substantial informative essay … Continue reading

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MOMENTUM at Catalyst Arts Belfast, 24 – 31 January 2014

Ten postgraduate students of the MFA at the University of Ulster  presented interim exhibition  in the both exhibition spaces of the CA gallery. The image on this poster is a screen grab of a video by Jonny McEwen (b 1966).Nothing moves … Continue reading

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FIONA LARKIN, BACKSTORY, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 6 December 2012 -17 January 2014

The idea that something commonplace can be transfigured into exceptional has been habitually compulsorily twinned with reason and consent. Both appear at the preparatory stages of this  exhibition.

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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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Long drawn out

Long drawn out, Catalyst Arts, 4 – 27 July 2013 Curated by Alice Clark (2011, MFA University of Ulster) the display of drawing in a continuous space engages with discoveries and new tools, in a pronounced contrast to the academic … Continue reading

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Karine Talec

Karine Talec: Drawing In the Light, 2013, University of Ulster Degree shows, Belfast Her gestures as drawings in the air are readily understood. In the above frame  it appears as if she is  responding  to someone in the audience. In … Continue reading

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Sandra Johnston

Sandra Johnston: The Shadow of a Doubt Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 13 December 2012 – 2 February 2013 The title refers to the terminology of barristers and judges, zooming on the impossibly nuanced degree “beyond which guilt or innocence may … Continue reading

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DAS 2012

Curated by the talented Dr Angela Halliday, the 48:45 minutes of  digital art raised strongly one question, that of appropriate duration.  It may seem secondary, unnecessary, insufficient issue, in the context of the differences in talent, subject matter, mode of … Continue reading

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