Late Night Art

Celebrating ten years of Late Night Art – Belfast’s best kept secret…

The first Thursday of every month sees up to twenty galleries across Belfast welcome visitors for an evening celebration of visual art. Between 6pm and 9pm, you can visit the city’s galleries at your own pace, enjoy a complimentary drink, and meet the artists exhibiting their work.

Organised bus and walking tours depart from City Hall and can be booked at www.belfastarttours.co.uk


What’s on for Late Night Art?

FIX 17 at Catalyst Arts, Belfast

FIX 17 at Catalyst Arts, Belfast

5 to 9 October
Launching Thursday 5 October, 6pm Catalyst Arts is pleased to present the highly anticipated International Live Art Biennial FIX17. FIX is an internationally renowned and distinctly Belfast biennial, established by Catalyst Arts in 1994. For twenty-three years Fix has consistently delivered an innovative programme of local ...
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material conditions |  Group Exhibition at Platform Arts

material conditions | Group Exhibition at Platform Arts

5 to 20 October
Opening 5 October, 6pm “without these connections I could not have witnessed the constellation of ideas in local clusters and the transformation that occurs as messages pass from one place to the next” – Nikos Papastergiadis, ‘Spatial Aesthetics’ ‘material conditions’ is a collaborative exchange between Platform ...
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Pioneer | Conor McFeely at QSS Gallery, Belfast

Pioneer | Conor McFeely at QSS Gallery, Belfast

6 October to 2 November
Opening Thursday 5 October, 6pm Conor McFeely lives and works in Derry. His work incorporates a wide range of processes, from the ready-made to sculpture and installation, as well as photography, video and audio. Multi-layered fracturing and manipulation of materials serves to find new relationships, ...
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Video Encounters: Inside the Story | Rachel MacLean and Bedwyr Williams at Golden Thread Gallery

Video Encounters: Inside the Story | Rachel MacLean and Bedwyr Williams at Golden Thread Gallery

5 October to 18 November 2017 Why not come and have your senses rearranged courtesy of The Lion and The Unicorn by Rachel Maclean and The Starry Messenger by Bedwyr Williams, presented side-by-side in the North of Ireland for the first time! Inside the Story is a welcome alternative to ...
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Tonya McMullan Exhibition at The Green Room @ The Black Box, Belfast

Tonya McMullan Exhibition at The Green Room @ The Black Box, Belfast

6 September to 1 October
Late Night Art Belfast Opening 7 September, 6pm The exhibition by Tonya McMullan looks at Belfast City, in particular this area of the Cathedral Quarter at a time when there is significant change in the landscape and the way people use the city. Heritage buildings ...
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All That Sits Unsaid | Stuart Cairns at Pollen Studios and Gallery, Belfast

All That Sits Unsaid | Stuart Cairns at Pollen Studios and Gallery, Belfast

7 to 9 September All That Sits Unsaid is a reflection of Stuart Cairns’ interest in materials, places and things. It contains a series of objects found on various walks through forests and fields, along shorelines and urban streets. Some are set out as discovered, some are manipulated into new ...
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Deflated Capital | Doireann Ni Ghrioghair at Platform Arts

Deflated Capital | Doireann Ni Ghrioghair at Platform Arts

7 to 23 September Classical orders proliferate in Western cities (and indeed beyond), imbuing buildings such as law courts, banks, government buildings and academic institutions with esteem and grandeur. Despite being built since the eighteenth century, this ubiquitous style cites antiquity, evincing a sense of timelessness and purity. Aesthetically, they ...
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Roaming Around the City | Bilu Blich at Platform Arts, Belfast

Roaming Around the City | Bilu Blich at Platform Arts, Belfast

7 to 23 September The installation that is being built from Platform Arts Belfast begins, in the first stage, from remote impressions of the city; with documents and photographs that can be collected on the Internet. I experience, months before the departure, an attempt to observe and investigate the structure ...
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Unafraid Blue | Group Exhibition at QSS Gallery

Unafraid Blue | Group Exhibition at QSS Gallery

7 to 28 September
Opening for Late Night Art Belfast, Thursday 7 September, 6pm Artists: Colm Clarke | Angela Hackett | Catherine McLaughlin | Grace McMurray | David Turner Unafraid Blue is the third of four exhibitions showing the work of QSS studio artists, curated by artist Colin Darke. It ...
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The Really Wild Show | Iain Griffin at Golden Thread Gallery

The Really Wild Show | Iain Griffin at Golden Thread Gallery

7 September to 21 October The Really Wild Show is not the show that you think it is. There is a show, but Michaela Strachan isn’t presenting it and what on earth does it mean to be really wild anyway? Join us as we explore internet jungles, wild birds and ...
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Runes or Rhubarb | Damian Magee at Platform Arts

Runes or Rhubarb | Damian Magee at Platform Arts

3 to 26 August
Opening, Late Night Art Belfast, 3 August 6pm Predicated on durational explorations of subject matter drawn from everyday life, Damian Magee’s practice employs cyclical, repetitive and cumulative strategies as a means of critical engagement. This exhibition continues Magee’s experiments with a unique transcript of a truncated ...
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The Chronotopes | Dave Loder at Platform Arts Gallery

The Chronotopes | Dave Loder at Platform Arts Gallery

3 to 26 August
Opening, Late Night Art Belfast, 3 August 6pm The Chronotopes are devices and landscape structures deployed to disturb linearity. Antagonising at the scales of the Anthropocene where the human is implicated as a geological agent, these technical apparatus manifest affective alignments at a planetary resolution. The ...
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