5th Mar 2019 in Arts

Late Night Art is celebrating 10 years of after-hours art appreciation.

On the first Thursday of every month, galleries right across Belfast keep their doors open a little later to let more of us appreciate art after hours.

If it’s your first time at Late Night Art, you can let Belfast Art Tours be your guide. For £10, they will take you on a coach tour of the city’s art offerings, taking in exhibition openings, talks, performances, public art, private collections and artists’ studios.

There is also a Facebook page for Late Night Art, worthwhile following for up-to-date news on what is happening where – it’s a little different every month, so definitely worth checking out more than once.

We have gathered together everything we could find happening as part of Late Night Art in The Cathedral Quarter – but just get in touch if there is anything we’ve missed!

CQ Galleries open for #LNAB

Golden Thread Gallery – 84 – 94 Great Patrick Street

Digital Arts Studios – Annual Review Exhibition is launched tonight at Golden Thread. Selected by Daria Jelonek and Simon Poulter the show will include work by Digital Arts Studio artists Edy Fung, Duncan Herd, Justine McDonnell, Paul Mulgrew, EL Putnam and Peter Richards. This exciting body of work includes performative, sculptural, textual and videographic works and the exhibition will run until 20th April.

Goose Lane Gallery – Tivoli Barber Shop, North Street

Landscape and Memories – hosted by Artistslegup at Goose Lane Gallery/Tivoli Barbershop  – is a joint exhibition by Anna and Maria Horvathova, opening Thursday 7th March from 6pm – 8.30pm. Anna and Maria are Fine Art final year undergraduates at Belfast School of Art. Working with lens based and painting practices, they are inspired by nature and the landscape, using it as a means to develop their understanding of identity, home and the manipulation of the environment by civilisation.

Image from Landscape and Memories by Anna and Maria Horvathova

Belfast Exposed – 23 Donegall Street

The photography collective is opening their galleries until 9pm for Late Night Art, where you can view their current exhibition ‘Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection’ in Gallery 1, and ‘The Collective’ in Gallery 2.

Engine Room Gallery – 59 North Street

The opening of Metamorphoses by Jan Powell and Dwyer McKerr takes place at the gallery tonight. This collaborative exhibition of evocative images is inspired by Ovid’s epic poem ‘Metamorphosis’.

Pic from Metamorphoses by Jan Powell and Dwyer McKerr

Green Room @ The Black Box – 18 – 22 Hill Street

The Green Room is open and tonight sees the launch of Jonathan Brennan’s Animist exhibition. It’s a collection of 40 works, mostly consisting of acrylic paintings on board by the artist. The number of works corresponds to the number of years Jonathan reached in 2018. The work celebrates the sometimes innocuous objects that can carry personal stories and memories within them, as if they had lives, souls or at least some form of spiritual essence of their own – a belief known as Animism.

Image from Animism by Jonathan Brennan

#LNAB/post-LNAB events in the CQ

Respecting Brutalism @ Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios – 5 Commercial Court

The latest exhibition at FCBStudios Belfast showcases images from their new book Respecting Brutalism: The Hayward Gallery and Queen Elizabeth Hall at 50. The photographs featured in the book were taken by associate and project architect Richard Battye during the refurbishment of the buildings and this event will explore how we can preserve the mid-century architectural gems in Northern Ireland.

Real Sketchy – Black Box 9 – 11 pm

Feeling inspired by all the art you’ve seen? Make some of your own at Seedhead Arts’ Drink n’ Draw event. Although inspired by the spirit of Street Art, they’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, drawing materials are provided.

Getting to Know… Arborist – Oh Yeah Centre – 15 – 21 Gordon Street

Oh Yeah are excited to host ‘Arborist’ in their next ‘Getting To Know’ instalment in March. ‘Getting To Know…’ is designed to appreciate songwriters and to give their audience a fresh understanding of the work. By providing a constructive critique, the audience is also encouraged to participate in the artist’s creative process.

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