Honeymoon Period

Posted on May 24, 2018

First year MFA students at Belfast School of Art (UU) mark the halfway point of their crossing, with a celebration of their self-deprecating desire for an exhibition. 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 […]


Posted on Feb 23, 2018

SLIPPAGE Opening 1st March 2018 6pm – 9pm Exhibition continues: 24th March 2018   Artist Statement “The area of investigation within my practice explores an extendable paint surface and the provisionality this causes within traditional ideas and values associated with painting. By asking questions of painting as a practice the concern lies in creating visual […]

Paisagens Transumantes*

Posted on Feb 23, 2018
Paisagens Transumantes*

Platform Arts are delighted to present a new solo exhibition by Francisco Rebolo. Opening Thursday 1st March 6pm-9pm This exhibition continues until Saturday 24th March 2018 Paisagens Transumantes began with an ascetical exercise in which by drawing discipline, in conjunction with written expression, intends to construct a language that goes beyond the intimate regime of […]

Studios available at Platform

Posted on Dec 29, 2017

This is a great opportunity for an artist looking to rent a well-maintained studio in a central Belfast location. The studios are roomy (two are available naturally lit) spaces suiting a variety of uses. Studio members have 24 hour access to the building; WIFI, electricity and access to toilet facilities are included within the rental price. Studios […]

Runes or Rhubarb

Posted on Jul 25, 2017

Runes or Rhubarb Work by Graduate Resident Damian Magee Opening 3rd August 6-9pm Gallery 2 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 story voiced […]

The Chronotopes

Posted on Jul 24, 2017
The Chronotopes

Work by Dave Loder Opening 3rd August 6-9pm Gallery 1 “The collapse of nonlinearity followed the Babel Event, and Language imposed its own linear ordering. Subjugating the host for reproduction and propagation, Language seeks further modes and realities to occupy. Its iterative condition invades and flows in multiple strata, to parasitically inscribe distinct spatial and […]

domestic affairs

Posted on Jun 20, 2017

domestic affairs | Francesco Simeti | Zsofia Schweger | Ursula Burke Curated by Hayley Gault 7th – 22nd July Opening Thurs 6 July, 6-9pm Gallery 2 ”We are inside and outside it. No so-called ‘elevated’ activity can be reduced to it, nor can it be separated from it…And another thing: do you think art is […]


Posted on Jun 13, 2017

UnSettlement by Paul Moore  Curated by Moran Been-noon  7th-22nd of July 2017  Opening July 6th 6-9pm  This exhibition is the latest outcome of the artist Paul Moore’s ongoing #nonarnia project. This Belfast-focused project critiques the adoption of fantastic cultural icons as signifiers of the gentrification processes. For ‘Unsettlement’ Moore, a multidisciplinary Belfast-based artist, will take […]


Posted on May 26, 2017

In collaboration with Pollen Studios Platform Arts Belfast & Pollen Studios are proud to present ‘Proximity’ a studio exchange exhibition.   Opening evening: Thursday 8th June 6pm – 9pm Reception at both Pollen studios 37-39 Queen Street, Fl 1st and Platform Gallery Belfast 1 Queen Street  Exhibition continues: Thursday 6th July with a closing evening Late […]

2017-2018 Platform Residency Graduate Award

Posted on May 10, 2017

Making Scenes by Rachael Rankin Photo Courtesy of Jordan Hutchings   Platform Arts Graduate Residency Award 2017-18 Deadline: Thursday 25th of May Our annual Graduate Residency Award is now open for applications from University of Ulster (Belfast School of Art) students graduating in 2017. About us Platform is an artist-led studio group and contemporary art gallery […]