Honeymoon Period. MFA Fine Art 1st Year show at Platform Arts, Belfast. Opens 10th May 6-9pm 2018.

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Honeymoon Period.
MFA 1st Year show at Platform Arts, Belfast. 2018
Opens 10th May 6-9pm.

11th – 26th May.

First year MFA students mark the halfway point of their crossing, with a celebration of their self-deprecating desire for an exhibition. The Honeymoon Period is the result of brutal repetition and routine as they amalgamate into a liquid landscape at Platform Arts. A space for anthem singing, rug waving and folky surrealism, dividing the valid from validation.  Patterns of monochrome through cultural collage and textured science fiction emanate the effect of the pre-final year phase and all its yumminess.

Featured artists are Erin Healey, Nathan Walker, Ronan Smyth, Jennifer Mehigan, Tara McGinn, Aisling McGibbon, Caoimhe Diamond, Petra Dominova, Saskia Lassman, Leila Ghandi, Stephen Conlon, Johanna Nulty, Vasiliki Stasinaski, Jessica Snoddy, Rosemary McMillen.

 

The MFA Fine Art in Belfast was established in 1979 and the course’s vision today remains as radical and relevant as it was then – in providing a multidisciplinary art education experience that asserts plurality, relevancy, criticality and quality in today’s contemporary art world.

More info Platform Arts:
http://platformartsbelfast.com/

 

 

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Lindsay Seers. Artist Talks. Thursday 3rd May 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Lindsay Seers
Artist Talks

Thursday 3rd May April 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Lindsay Seers lives and works in London and Sheerness-on-Sea. She studied Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College, where she now works as a lecturer.

Every Thought There Ever Was, her exhibition at the MAC, is a moving-image installation staged in a constructed space, which draws on philosophical ideas and contemporary scientific findings. The work examines current and historical perceptions of conditions defined by extraordinary brain functioning in literature, philosophy and science.

Lindsay Seers’ works are in a number of public and private collections including Tate collection, Arts Council collection, Artangel collection and MONA, Tasmania. She has shown internationally in venues such as SMK (National Gallery of Denmark); MONA (Tasmania); Hayward Gallery (London); Tate Britain (London); Kiasma (Helsinki); Bonniers Konsthall, (Sweden) and Venice Biennale.

Lindsay Seers: Every Thought There Ever Was is on at the MAC from 3 May – 29 July 2018. This new commission, supported by the Welcome Trust, explores issues of mental health and particularly the condition of schizophrenia.

Lindsay Seers
http://www.lindsayseers.info

in Partnership with the MAC’s Public Programmes.
This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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David Haughey. Artist Talks. Thursday 26th April 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

David Haughey
Artist Talks

Thursday 26th April 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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David Haughey is an artist living and working in Belfast. He graduated

from Ulster University in 2001, BA (Hons) Fine Art and has shown

work in Venice, at La Casa Di Corto Maltese (2011), as well as the

Royal Ulster Academy Annual exhibition (2014), and at Void Gallery,

Derry, in an exhibition curated by Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger

(2015). A solo exhibition titled “According to Our Historians A

Meteorite Fell Hissing” took place at The Ulster University Art Gallery

during January and February 2017. Utilising traditional image making

practices, photography, installation and digital media, with an interest

in the contemporary dissemination of historical narrative, his work has

been shown at numerous group and solo exhibitions. David will

commence research toward a PhD at The Belfast School of Art in

Autumn 2017.

http://www.davidhaughey.com

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University
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Sol Archer . Artist Talks. Thursday 19th April 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Sol Archer
Artist Talks

Thursday 19th April 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

Sol Archer

Sol Archer, born Hiroshima 1983, lives and works in Rotterdam and London.

Working primarily with moving image and installation, Sol creates co-extensive spaces through which the interactions of local stories and global meta-narratives reveal themselves through  the residues left in bodies, on land, and in language.  This is a practice of paying attention, of listening to the qualities of location, of conversations, of observation, and through the analysis and montaging of this, focussing on site as a intersecting bleld of narratives. In investigating the social, spatial, and aesthetic characteristics of these intersections the invisibility of systems, on what Timothy Morton would call a Hyperobject scale, may be attended to by their measurable grain, their impact on human spaces. Systems of trade, of Cold War technology, of the production of subject-hood through social and military training; ‘Hyperobjects’ are systemic entities so distributed through space and time that they exceed the capacity of imaging. Where there may be some possibility of understanding their nature, it is through their footprint, through the sites at which they interact with other objects.

Through the past year I have been considering Utopian writing, Science Fiction, and speculative architecture, as site, a geography of really-existing fictions. With a particular focus on Utopian writing, I have been comparing trends, functions, and structures, and considering Science-Fiction as a tool with which to both critique reality and experiment with alterity. To propose alternatives and test subjecthood under different power formations. With this research I have been collaborating with a group of teenagers in Rotterdam, together using game and improvisation structures to invent possible futures, and addressing the practices of play and imagination as tools of education and value production.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.solarcher.co.uk

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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Alan Currall. Artist Talks. Thursday 12th April 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Alan Currall
Artist Talks

Thursday 12th April 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

Alan Curral

Video still from ‘How I would probably do it’, Alan Currall, 2004.

Alan Currall is an artist and lecturer living in Scotland. His practice deals with knowing, believing and representation. He is interested in the limits of our ability to process and communicate knowledge. His work often takes the form of performances to video camera. Simple actions and monologues create situations of dubious origin that challenge the reliability of the author and question the wisdom of our desire to place faith in technological and emotional communication.

His work has been shown widely internationally including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Tramway and GoMA, Glasgow, Kiasma, Helsinki, Stavanger Kulturhus, Norway, and Secession, Vienna. He currently teaches at Glasgow School of Art. Hee co-edited the online journal www.artandresearch.org.uk with Prof Ross Birrell of GSA’s Forum for Critical Inquiry.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.alancurrall.com

 

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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Dan Shipsides (inc Shipsides and Beggs Projects). Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. Opens Thur March 22nd (6-8pm) runs until 20th April

Dan Shipsides (inc Shipsides and Beggs Projects)
Miscellaneous painting, graphic, photographic and sculptural works 1993 to present.

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“ha” Hiatus: Left. Bespoke lefthand VW van door panel. Dibond. Dan Shipsides 2015

Opens Thursday March 22nd 6pm – 8pm
Show runs until Friday April 20th
http://www.fendereskygallery.com/index.html

Biog. Dan Shipsides, is an artist based at Orchid Studios, Belfast and also teaches Fine Art at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. As well as his individual practice, since 2004 many projects have also been co-authored with Neal Beggs (Shipsides and Beggs Projects / SBP) based in northern France with whom he shares a love of art, mountains, music and creative madness.

He (inc. SBP), has exhibited nationally and internationally including; Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France (No Shooting in this Area); L’Orangerie, Bastogne, Belgium (Still not out of the woods); ACCA, Melbourne (Desire Lines); The MAC, Belfast (Still not out of the woods); Aliceday Gallery, Brussels (Vigil | Star); South London Gallery (Games & Theory); Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (Radical Architecture); Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (Elastic Frontiers); Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden (Under plattan, ängen!); Platform Guranti, Istanbul (Hit & Run); Confederation Gallery, PEI, Canada (Beauty Queens); HEDAH, Maastricht (Rochers à Fontainebleau); Riga Sculpture Quadrennial, Latvia (European Space); Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (Beta); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (Pioneers); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (Sporting Life); Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (Endure); Melbourne International Biennial, Australia (Signs of Life).

more info: http://www.danshipsides.com/

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Dominic Thorpe. Artist Talks. Thursday 22nd March 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Dominic Thorpe
Artist Talks

Thursday 22nd March 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Image : Performance. Xiamen Live Art Exhibition. Xiamen University China 2014

Dominic Thorpe is an Irish visual artist working primarily through performance. He has shown and performed work widely internationally and in Ireland, including at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Performance Space UK, the Ulster Museum and SASA Gallery Australia. He has completed a number of commissions and residencies including at the Nordic Arts Centre, the Fire Station Dublin and the Humanities Department University College Dublin. He has received a number of awards and has work in a number of public collections in Ireland. Dominic is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Ulster where he is researching strategies for addressing perpetrator suffering through performance art practices.

http://www.dominicthorpe.net

Image : Performance. Xiamen Live Art Exhibition. Xiamen University China 2014

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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