Postcards from Platform

Posted on Jul 28, 2021
Postcards from Platform

We are delighted to be finally marking our move out east with something big and we want YOU to be part of it. Submit an image related to the sea/coast/beach/shore. This will be used as part of a pop-up A3 ‘Postcard’ exhibition across the car park Exhibition dates: August 7th – 8th Submission Deadline: Midnight, Monday […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Valley

Posted on Jun 12, 2018

  “If the wild were to come close to extinction, its final fastnesses would be the mountain-tops, and the valleys they protected. These were places that, in the main, still kept their own patterns and rhythms, made their own weathers and their own light. But there were warnings here too against dreams of purity or […]