Golden Thread Gallery

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The Golden Thread Gallery is Northern Ireland’s leading international contemporary art space, rooted in the local. The gallery offers residents and visitors to Belfast a diverse programme of high quality contemporary art exhibitions and participatory events. As one of Northern Irelands largest visual arts venues the Golden Thread Gallery acts as a platform for a mix of the very best international and local artists, hosting six large-scale exhibitions in the main gallery spaces and twelve exhibitions in its project space.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday : 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

Public parking – is available within 30 metres to the gallery. Should you need assistance in planning your gallery visit please do contact us.
The Golden Thread Gallery is accessible by public transport see the journey planner on http://www.translink.co.uk

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Additional info

Wheelchair users – The gallery space is fully accessible for wheelchair users, with a ramp entrance and level landing. Blue Badge parking is available outside our venue, with a drop kerb. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet in our venue.

Public parking – is available within 30 metres to the gallery. Should you need assistance in planning your gallery visit please do contact us.
The Golden Thread Gallery is accessible by public transport see the journey planner on http://www.translink.co.uk

Braille – version of our press release is available, please request in advance.

Exhibition guide – the gallery is happy to accommodate groups and offers guided gallery tours free of charge. Please contact the gallery at least one week in advance if you wish to make a booking. During gallery opening hours staff are here to answer your questions.

Audio description – We do offer audio descriptive tours of our exhibitions, please book at least one week in advance by contacting info@gtgallery.co.uk.

Large print version – exhibition panels and press releases are available, just ask a member of staff.

T-Loop – An audio T-Loop is available at reception.

Baby Changing Unit – baby changing facilities are available in-house.

Family Friendly Venue – We welcome visitors of all ages: some exhibitions may require parental discretion.
For further information contact – Deirdre or Ruth

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
a sculptures in porcelain by John Rainey

On Visibility

  • 7 April — 14 May 2016 *on now

John Rainey
08.04.2016 – 14.05.2016

Acts of viewing and being viewed have become routine in our experiences of digital living. As being visible, or managing our virtual visibility, becomes increasingly important, so do issues surrounding privacy, censorship, authenticity and illusion.

This series of sculptures in porcelain, silicone and mixed media operate in a space between digital and manual production. On Visibility considers the persistence of images, mediated disclosure and slippages between form and formlessness in the creation of digital representation.

On Visibility is the result of Rainey’s ACES award, which he received from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2014.

Through a series of classical references and both manual and digital (3D Print) processes, my sculptures consider how digital cultures, advancing technologies and photographic practices can suggest new pathways for representing the body. With the aid of emerging 3D print technologies as a source for rethinking approaches to sculptural practice, my work explores recent (increasingly digitised) changes to our cultural, personal and social ways of living and communicating.

John Rainey is a sculptor based in Northern Ireland, working mainly with 3D print technologies and ceramics. He completed his master’s degree at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2012.

John is an associated artist of Marsden Woo Gallery, London, where his first solo exhibition was held in 2013. In the same year, he completed a four-month residency at Konstfack University for the Creative Arts as the Anglo-Swedish Society’s Visual Arts Scholar and was selected to produce a large-scale installation for “COLLECT 2013 Project Space” at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Recent exhibitions include “Less + More” at Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin and “G R O U P S H O W” at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk/events/on-visibility/

Image of green neon light that reads " Come into the garden and forget about the war" image courtesy of Graham Fagen

Radio Relay

  • 18 — 20 June 2016

Radio Relay
Past Frequencies: Live Transmissions

The history of modern telecommunications is intimately connected to the events of one hundred years ago. By 1916, eighteen years after Gugliermo Marconi transmitted signals between Rathlin Island and Ballycastle, radio was forging a new, modern world of global connectivity. During the Easter Rising, Irish rebels seized a wireless station to make the first ever pirate radio broadcast, announcing Ireland’s independence to the world. A few short months later, cutting edge radio technology allowed instant communication between commanders on the front line at the Battle of the Somme.

Now Radio Relay will share the magic of radio with new audiences from Northern Ireland and beyond. Graham Fagen and a team of contemporary artists, selected by Golden Thread Gallery, will explore these historic moments and their links to the development of radio. A nationwide arts and participatory programme featuring artists including Paddy Bloomer, Gareth Moore, Sara Morrison, Mhairi Sutherland and Philip Hession will teach you such skills as how to build your own lo-fi radio transmitter, connecting your “ghost voice” with voices from the past. Then, on an action-packed midsummer weekend connecting sites such as Grey Point Fort, Giant’s Ring and the Black Mountain, a flock of silver kites will recreate early experiments in radio antennae, while a swarm of battery operated radios will create an amazing artwork made of sound.

The invention of radio made it possible to share news across boundaries, to learn of far-flung places and to hear the voices of distant people. Radio brings us together, allowing us to receive dispatches from the past and send messages to the future. Radio Relay gives that power to the public.

The main showcase events will take place at various sites between 18th and 20th June 2016 (with a programme of audience engagement activities in the prior months).

Contact Ruth or Deirdre at Golden Thread Gallery for more information.
Tel: 028 90330920
Email: info@gtgallery.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk/events/radio-relay-past-frequencies-live-transmissions/

Getting there

Public parking – is available within 30 metres to the gallery. Should you need assistance in planning your gallery visit please do contact us.
The Golden Thread Gallery is accessible by public transport see the journey planner on http://www.translink.co.uk

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=54.605443,-5.930343&z=15&t=m&hl=en-GB&gl=GB&mapclient=embed&daddr=Golden+Thread+Gallery+84-94+Great+Patrick+St+Belfast+BT1+2LU@54.6041192,-5.925204

Golden Thread Gallery
84 - 94 Great Patrick Street
Belfast
BT12LU
Northern Ireland

Website

Golden Thread Gallery (GTG) is a medium-scale, publicly funded, contemporary art gallery based in Belfast that is recognised as having charitable status. It provides a welcoming space for the public to engage with contemporary visual art, and has grown steadily since it was founded in 1998. GTG is recognised for its engagement with recent histories and re-imagined futures: the majority of its programme is engaged with offering the public a contextual experience of the visual art of our time. GTG is a member of the Plus Tate network, a lead partner in the Draw-Down-the Walls collaboration and is accredited by Investors in People. Golden Thread Gallery (GTG) plays an important role in the provision of contemporary visual art in Belfast and Northern Ireland.

www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk

E-mail

info@gtgallery.co.uk

Telephone

028 90330920

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