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 […]

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 […]

Studio space available

Posted on Jul 28, 2021

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 […]

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 […]