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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Sean O’ Reilly. Artist Talks. Thursday 1st March 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Sean O’ Reilly
Artist Talks
Thursday 1st March 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

Sean O'Reilly

Born 1963 in Leeds, W. Yorkshire O’Reilly studied at the Jacob Kramer College of Art & Design and later went on to obtain his BA and MA from University of Wales Institute Cardiff, (1983-1989). O’Reilly has exhibited in Poland, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Croatia, the US, Israel and Wales before turning to full-time curating in 2001. From 1994 he launched the Site-ations International series of events organising many site-specific based projects with colleagues abroad notably in Cardiff, (1992-1994); New York (1999-2002); Lodz, Riga, Zaragoza, Cardiff, Sligo and Reykjavik (2002-2005).

In 2005 O’Reilly became the artistic director of Leitrim Sculpture Centre, a practice-based research centre for contemporary visual arts based in Manorhamilton, North County Leitrim. Since upgrading this facility in 2009 he has curated over 50 national and international residency projects and exhibitions at the Centre whilst developing collaborative practice within an expanded environmental and geographic field. O’Reilly obtained his PhD in 2015 from Cardiff Metropolitan University investigating landscape as a site-specific curatorial practice.

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

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Susan Connolly. Artist Talks. Thursday 15th Feb 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Susan Connolly
Artist Talks
Thursday 15th Feb 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

Susan Connolly

The area of investigation within Connolly’s practice explores the ‘extendable paint surface’ and the provisionality this causes within traditional theories of medium and specificity. By asking questions of painting the concern lies in creating a space for conversation within the possibilities of the medium, rather than a model or originality for producing painted objects anew. Absent-ness and object-ness become reoccurring themes within the visual outcomes. Most of Connolly’s recent work has looked at the slippage in materials and how this causes surface tension and doubt. Not quite a painting but also not identifiable as something else either.

Susan Connolly is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design, she holds an MFA from the University of Ulster, a first class honours MA from ACW, NCAD, Dublin and is currently a PhD candidate at Ulster University having been awarded the VC Scholarship.

More info: http://www.susanconnolly.com/susan-connolly

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

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Sonia Wynn. Artist Talks. Thursday 8th Feb 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Sonia Wynn
Artist Talks
Thursday 8th Feb 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

Sonia Wynn

Sonia Wynn is an Irish artist and currently on the Studio Painting Programme at Turps Art School in London. Having graduated from the Belfast School of Art in 2015, she then moved directly onto the Fine Art MA course at Chelsea College of Arts, London. Wynn draws with paint, incorporating line, bold colour and abstracted elements. Working from memory and collected imagery of the body, she explores themes around the feminist body and selfhood in narrative painting. Wynn balances topics that can be uncomfortable with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, which is often reflected in the titles and is visible in the duality of meaning in the work.

http://www.soniawynn.com/artist-statement.html

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

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Susan MacWilliam. Artist Talks. Thursday 1st Feb 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Susan MacWilliam
Artist Talks
Thursday 1st Feb 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

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Working with video, photography and installation Susan MacWilliam investigates obscure and overlooked histories, and cases of perceptual and paranormal phenomena. Her subjects include psychic mediums, ectoplasm, X-ray vision, telepathy, table tilting, remote viewing and dermo optical perception.

She has worked with prominent parapsychologists, psychical research institutes and historical archives including: poltergeist investigator William Roll, the New York family of medium Eileen J. Garrett, Parapsychology Foundation, New York, T.G. Hamilton Spirit Photograph Archive, University of Manitoba, and Parapsychology Laboratory Records, Duke University.

She represented Northern Ireland at the 2009 Venice Biennale and has exhibited extensively with solo exhibitions in Ireland, the UK, Slovenia, Canada and the USA. Her survey exhibition MODERN EXPERIMENTS toured Ireland in 2016–17.

More info:
www.susanmacwilliam.com
vimeo.com/susanmacwilliam

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

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Stuart Calvin (MFA Belfast 2016): The earthly and the uncharted. Opens: Thursday, Jan 25, 5.30 – 7.30pm. UU Gallery.

Start Calvin: The earthly and the uncharted. Ulster University Art Gallery 

The Ulster University Art Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming sculptural exhibition, Stuart Calvin: ‘The earthly and the uncharted’. Born in Belfast 1974, Stuart Calvin graduated from the University of Ulster in 2011 with a BA Hons in Fine and Applied Art and in 2016, a Masters degree in Fine Art.

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Stuart Calvin, ‘The Crossing’’ Digital print 2017

Calvin’s installation and sculptural work draws on familiar symbolism from various religions and belief systems. His work explores incorporeal worlds, supernatural experiences and the human propensity to venerate and fetishize objects. Throughout Calvin’s work, references to New Age ideologies, superstitions and theories of consciousness are ever present. The work proposes a type of modem mysticism, forming connections between the visible and invisible, the physical and metaphysical.

In an essay accompanying the exhibition, David Haughey observes: “At first sight, the sculptural positive maintains the illusion of our everyday orientation. It is in the photographic image that we discover our polarities have been inverted – what at first seems naturally concave, is shown to be a convex inversion. In the echo, this ‘Droste’ between sculpture and image, we find ourselves within the underside, the subconscious, asleep. In this room, the blue parabola evident in the photograph and mirrored in wax takes the form of the alchemical crucible, the Hermetic vessel, the container where matter is mixed and formed. Exposed to heat the blue wax in front of us would alter from solid to liquid, similarly, the language of materials in this space augment and adumbrate the murmurings flowing beneath the surface”.

Biography

Born in Belfast 1974, Stuart Calvin graduated from the University of Ulster in 2011 with a BA Hons in Fine and Applied Art and in 2016, a Masters degree in Fine Art.  He has recently been awarded The Royal Society of British Sculptors Bursary. The Award is given to early career artists judged to be of outstanding talent by the RBS. Calvin was the first recipient of the Annual Gerard Dillon Award and Solo Show, selected by the Arts committee of Culturlann Belfast. He received the University of Ulster Dean’s list award and bursary 2009 for excellence and achievement. Calvin has also received several awards from the Northern Ireland Arts Council and ADF Ireland and has recently completed the Career Enhancement Programme, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Stuart Calvin: The earthly and the uncharted  
January 25, 2018 – February 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25, 5.30 – 7.30pm

To see the full Arts & Culture programme please visit UU Gallery website

 

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