ARM // Art Research Matters

Posted on Nov 7, 2018

              The Ulster Research Salon will be resuming a monthly reading group Art Research Matters | ARM (previously named Speculate this!) on Thursday 22nd November at 7pm at Platform Arts Gallery. This platform will consider current research in contemporary art practice, within the context of philosophical developments within the […]

Chromostereopsis II by Declan Proctor

Posted on Oct 30, 2018
Chromostereopsis II by Declan Proctor

    Within his practice Declan Proctor explores the phenomena of natural light, using it as his main material. This exploration derives from personal experiences and childhood memories with the encounter of natural light. Proctor creates site-specific installations, inviting the viewer to experience his work and the surrounding architecture through colour, reflection and shadow. Coloured […]

Un- +‎ mute | Leonard Traynor

Posted on Aug 28, 2018
Un- +‎ mute | Leonard Traynor

            The current vision of the future is one of uncertainty and disruption of the norm. This existing status is aligned beside an exponentially growing technology that is certain to have a profound effect on humanity’s experience of reality. Machine learning programmes have allowed the possibility of creative intelligence with their ability to […]

LURID IDEAL | Christopher James Burns, Craig Donald, Anna Marie Savage and Anne Marie Taggart

Posted on Aug 28, 2018
LURID IDEAL | Christopher James Burns, Craig Donald, Anna Marie Savage and Anne Marie Taggart

  Image: Craig Donald, ‘Quo Vadis?’ detail, collage 2018 “The world must be romanticized. In this way its original meaning will be rediscovered. To romanticize is nothing but a qualitative heightening. In this process the lower self becomes identified with a better self. (…) Insofar as I present the commonplace with significance, the ordinary with […]

…And There Will Be Light | Jasmin Märker

Posted on Jul 31, 2018
…And There Will Be Light | Jasmin Märker

    Featuring a non-human durational performance 2nd- 5th August. Gallery Two   Jasmin has been sweating particularly hard during this heatwave out of worry for her non-human collaborators namely Photobacterium Phosphorum and Pseudomonas fluorescence, the former being more fond of the mild Irish summers. Located in a studio that heats up to 30°C the […]

Transcendental | Sinéad Keogh

Posted on Jul 31, 2018
Transcendental | Sinéad Keogh

                Live Performances: 2nd August 7pm-8pm 11th August 3pm-4pm 25th August 1pm-2pm Gallery One In an attempt to capture and express the personal memories of Barry, a club kid from the 90’s ,this multimedia installation presents Barry as he is today without his sight with fragmented images from […]

2018/19 Open Call for Exhibitions

Posted on Jul 23, 2018
2018/19 Open Call for Exhibitions

DEADLINE FOR SUMBISSION: By 6pm, Monday 27th August  Platform Arts is accepting proposals from artists and curators, working in any media or discipline to be included in its 2018/2019 exhibition and events programme. Prior experience is not a condition of acceptance. Please refer to the guidelines before completing your proposal. PROPOSAL FORMAT Email your proposal as single […]

Death in Geological Time | Amanda Rice

Posted on Jul 5, 2018

  Death in Geological Time is a film work which is one part of a larger body of work which explores death, time and authenticity in the current geological epoch. The work discusses a recently (re-)discovered cave once used as a site of burial and ritual in Neolithic Ireland. In Irish mythology, the cave, (in […]

Semazen | Stephen Gunning

Posted on Jul 5, 2018

Stephen Gunning is a Dublin based audio visual artist. A large proportion of his work has dealt with the changing rhythms of cities and the human interactions within, which are recurring themes in his video work. In the past, he has created audio-visual installations in unusual places that tend to resonate on a social and […]

Life On Land

Posted on Jun 12, 2018

  Mudskippers are amphibious fish. In addition to swimming, they walk on land using their fins. Their eyes are mounted high on their heads, giving them panoramic sight. The fish spend most of their time out of water, on a shoreline or clinging to rocks. There they remain motionless for hours, perhaps in the act […]