What is Platform Arts?

Platform is an artist-led studio group and contemporary art gallery based in Belfast’s city centre. Our role is to actively promote creative expression, presentation, and access to contemporary art practice through our Exhibition, Education and Studio Programmes.

Platform has a number of studio spaces that are rented to our member artists in order to support their professional development as practising artists.

Platform Arts is committed to widening access to contemporary art in Northern Ireland


Gallery Opening Hours

(During exhibitions)

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – 11am – 4pm
Thursday – 11am – 4pm
Friday – 11am – 4pm
Saturday – 11am – 4pm
Sunday – CLOSED

Who runs Platform Arts?

Platform is run by a voluntary rolling Board of Directors comprising of working artists and visual art professionals.

Current Directors:

Amy Devlin

Hannah McMurray

Tarah McGonigle

Rachel Kavanagh

Salomé André

Ryan Allen

Emily NÍ Laibheartaigh

Katie Grace McFadden

Past Directors:

Katya Buryakova

Katya Solomatina

Xavier Mercadé Cost

Chloe Austin

Holly Foskett

Latisha Reihill

Lucy Tevlin

Laura Harvey-Graham

Sinead Cameron

Malachy McCrudden

Jess Gunn

Meadhbh McIlgorm

Áine Mcguinness

Declan Proctor

Sarah Rehill

Eilish McLaughlin

Sharon McKeown

Selen Irvine

Hannah McBride

Kate Guelke

Orlagh Caldwell

Gerard Carson

Niamh McCann

Hayley Gault

Aoife Earley

Alex Brunt

Justine McDonnell

Jacqueline Huskisson

Moran-Been Noon

Naomi Litvack

Jack Cole

Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell

Francesca Biondi

Rachael Campbell-Palmer

Liam Crichton

Catherine Devlin

Mairead Dunne

Fiona Goggin

Erin Hagan

Jason Higgins

Faye Hobson

Dorothy Hunter

David Mahon

Gareth Martin

Conor McCafferty

Chris McCambridge

Deirdre Morrissey

Barry Mulholland

Fiona Ni Mhaoilir

Amberlea Neeley

Feargal O’Malley

Anne Quail

Iolanda Rocha

Peter Spiers

David Turner


More info. . .

Due to limited resources Platform, Arts is unable to consider speculative proposals from artists outside of advertised opportunities. Our exhibitions programme is usually planned up to 12 months in advance and new proposals are considered once a year, usually in autumn.

All opportunities are advertised via our News section, social media, and mailing list. Due to the number of submissions we receive we regret that we are unable to give individual feedback.

Platform Arts is always open to outreach opportunities with other groups, galleries and artist collectives. If you have an opportunity that you think we may be interested in please send us an email.