HOT GLUE

Posted on Sep 26, 2022
HOT GLUE

SOPHIE GOUGH & DAIRE O’SHEA  CURATED BY SARA MUTHI 5th – 21st October 2022 Platform Arts, Belfast The German word Materialgerechtigkeit loosely translates to ‘material justice’. This principle holds that any material should be used where it is most appropriate and that its nature should not be hidden. This is a principle that is deeply […]

WE BROKE OUR BACKS YEARS AGO

Posted on Aug 26, 2022
WE BROKE OUR BACKS YEARS AGO

3rd – 24th September 2022 Platform Arts, Belfast Hazel O’Sullivan and Phillip Rhys Olney present a collaborative show at Platform Arts, exploring so- cial-class and personal heritage with specific reference to labour and the home. Spaces once occupied and operated by those dependent upon its employment are transforming into corporate shells, managed and orchestrated by governing bodies which […]

Bridge Rose – Decade

Posted on Jul 21, 2022
Bridge Rose – Decade

In Collaboration with Eastside Arts Festival Artist talk 6th August at 1pm https://www.eastsidearts.net/events/bridge-rose-artist-talk/ My work explores the intersection of emotional and systemic processes. Connection isforged through emotional experiencing if given the correct conditions. Shame,disconnection, loss and fear obstruct expression. These emotions can be transformedthrough connection and acceptance. However, we also need to be supported by […]

Graduate Award- Age of Ephemerality

Posted on Jul 5, 2022
Graduate Award- Age of Ephemerality

Platform are delighted to present our Platform Award to Miles Smith Brown, Elina Fallon, Rachel Kavanagh, Melissa McKee and Emma Stewart. To celebrate they have came together and created their new show for the month of July titled ‘ Age of Ephemerality’ A self-reflective body of work investigating the elements of self-identifcation. Opening Saturday 9th […]

June Members Show

Posted on Jun 7, 2022
June Members Show

Throughout the month of June we will be showcasing the work of our current Studio Holders right here at our gallery in the Connswater Centre, East Belfast. Although the exhibition is without a specific theme many of the pieces are deeply personal and a meditative reflection on place, loved ones, and isolation.  I’m sure that […]

Volunteer Call Out 2022

Posted on May 31, 2022
Volunteer Call Out 2022

If you are a motivated individual with an interest in helping an artist led gallery and contemporary art and would like to get experience with installation, invigilation and events we would love to hear from you! This can be a great way to get to know Belfast’s art scene and to get involved with the […]

Co-Directors Call out 2022/2023

Posted on May 31, 2022
Co-Directors Call out 2022/2023

  It’s summer again and that means that Platform Arts is accepting expressions of interest for the role of Co – Director! Platform was founded on the basic principle of supporting and promoting the creation of innovative contemporary art. Its mission is to actively promote the creation, presentation of and access to contemporary art through […]

Grafters

Posted on May 10, 2022
Grafters

A new monthly meet-up for working creatives and artists of all media and at all levels in their career. Perfect for peer reviews, networking, chats, and collaborating. Any questions or further information contact us via email with Subject Title ‘Grafters’ at platformbelfast@gmail.com Dates below: 27th May 1-3pm 24th June 1-3pm 29th July 1-3pm 26th August […]

Control Room

Posted on Mar 31, 2022
Control Room

Synopsis of Exhibition:In this collaborative exhibition, Katharine Paisley and Phil Keers join together to explore concepts ofcontrol and reality. The exhibition consists of painting, sculpture, installation, film, text and audioworks. The title, ‘Control Room’ reflects how the audience will experience the works; in some worksthey can control how they engage, in some they can only […]

Susan Hughes

Posted on Mar 22, 2022
Susan Hughes

We are very excited to announce our upcoming show ‘SWEPT’, an exhibition of new works by Susan Hughes, recipient of the 2021 Platform Arts graduate award. ‘SWEPT’ opens on Friday 1st April and continues until 29th April. Susan Hughes, from Belfast, has completed many artist residencies in Ireland and Scandinavia where she has used her […]

Cathartic Heresy

Posted on Feb 22, 2022
Cathartic Heresy

Cathartic Heresy screened with Platform Gallery Belfast March 18th – 31st 2022. A selection of video works and performances by Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Eoin O’Dowd, Eleanor McCaughey, Luxury Mollusc, Reija Meriläinen, Richard Proffitt, Switch Collective (Frida Retz & Didde Borup Larsen) and Steve Maher. Curated by Eoin O’Dowd & Eleanor McCaughey Selected stills: Text:                        […]

Young Artists Callout 

Posted on Feb 17, 2022
Young Artists Callout 

Young Artists Callout We are super excited for spring around the corner! With our gallery currently getting a spring clean and some general maintenance done we would LOVE to invite local budding artists to showcase some spring paintings in our windows! If you are an artist aged 3-12 and you want to have your work […]

Open Call for Exhibitions 2022

Posted on Dec 8, 2021
Open Call for Exhibitions 2022

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 31st January 2022, 5pm. Platform Arts is accepting proposals from artists and curators, working in any media or discipline to be included in our 2022 exhibition and events programme. Please refer to the guidelines before completing your proposal. PROPOSAL FORMAT Email your proposal as single PDF file to platformbelfast@gmail.com with “Exhibition Proposal: […]

December Members’ Show 21

Posted on Nov 30, 2021
December Members’ Show 21

Our December Members’ show showcases both our current Studio Holders and Co-Directors, as well as previous studio holders and Co-Directors. It is a celebration of the new space being established here in Connswater Shopping Centre and the reemergence of the arts after what has been a tough couple of years! We love an excuse to […]

Salonathon show 2021

Posted on Nov 2, 2021
Salonathon show 2021

Preview Thursday 4th November 6-9pm Open to the public Friday 5th November 6-9pm Continuing until 17th November Platform Arts are delighted to announce the opening of The Salonathon exhibition. 39 talented artists from our creative little Island have been selected to showcase their work in our new space @connswatersc. The exhibition will be running a soft opening […]

Co-Director Call Out 2021

Posted on Aug 9, 2021
Co-Director Call Out 2021

Platform Arts is currently seeking expressions of interest for the role of Co – Director. Platform was founded on the basic principle of supporting and promoting the creation of innovative contemporary art. Its mission is to actively promote the creation, presentation of and access to contemporary art through its studio, gallery and education programs. A […]

Studio space available

Posted on Jul 29, 2021
Studio space available

Studio space available in our new location at Connswater Shopping Centre. This is a great opportunity for an artist looking to rent a large semi-private space just outside of Belfast city centre. The studio would suit a variety of different uses and is approximately 11 square metres. WIFI, electricity and access to toilet facilities are included […]

Weʼre raising £1,000 to Fix up our new space

Posted on Jul 22, 2021
Weʼre raising £1,000 to Fix up our new space

We need some money to help us fix up the space and help keep supporting artists in our exhibition program and studios while bringing you the best events and keep the arts thriving in our beautiful new space in Connswater Shopping Centre At the moment we are looking for some extra support for this and to […]

nothing alien is human to us

Posted on Jul 8, 2021
nothing alien is human to us

        Nothing Alien is Human to Us is an exhibition of new work by visual artist Tara McGinn.  In this new, ongoing body of work, she explores themes of historical absence and the uncanny in relation to domestic space, after a period of heightened anxiety and close proximity to her family home. Using […]

parallel [in]Between

Posted on May 8, 2021
parallel [in]Between

Platform Arts presents Parallel [in]Between by Kate Murphy and Ellen Duffy. – a collaborative show of site-responsive sculptural installations. Photography By Simon Mills Platform presents a collaborative show of site-responsive sculptural installations by Ellen Duffy and Kate Murphy. Parallel [in]Between is an exhibition born out of the pair’s collaborative project of the same title that […]