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Golden Thread Gallery

Welcome to Golden Thread Gallery, Northern Ireland's leading international contemporary visual arts organisation, based in and informed by the local. We are actively committed to enhancing and widening the cultural experience for those living in, working in and visiting the region. Golden Thread Gallery prides itself on offering a friendly, open space where everyone is welcome. For those who have never visited the gallery before, why not pay us a visit and get a taste of what we do? We are driven by two key aims: - to widen participation and increase access to contemporary visual arts activities. - to support the development of contemporary visual arts professionals. We deliver our aims through a multi-faceted program of visual arts activities: Large scale contemporary art exhibitions. Ambitious off-site outreach projects and creative community collaborations. In-house educational opportunities. Artist support and profiling projects both nationally and internationally. Contemporary art publications.


84- 94 Great Patrick Street,
Phone: 028 90 330920
Website: www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk

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Artists Represented


Lisa Byrne, Majella Clancy, Martina Corry, Benjamin De Burca, Victoria J. Dean, Ciara Finnegan, Gerry Gleason, Sara Greavu, Phil Hession, Allan Hughes, Brendan Jamison, Lisa Malone, Conor McFeely, Deirdre McKenna, Philip Napier, Brendan O’Neill, Gary Shaw, Victor Sloan, Shaleen Temple, Una Walker & Keith Winter

Current Exhibitions

But what end? Alan Phelan
8 May – 14 June 2014
Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Opening 8 May 2014, 6pm-8pm

“What is the meaning of it, Watson?” said Holmes solemnly as he laid down the paper. “What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable. But what end? There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as ever.”

The final paragraph from The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1892

This quote opens Alan Phelan’s exhibition of new, recent and re-configured work, centred around an adaptation of this Sherlock Holmes story in a new film titled “Edwart & Arlette”. With characters, dialogue and settings all reworked, this stylish whodunit hands over the detective work to the audience, since Sherlock himself has been removed from the narrative. With the central characters modelled on a photograph of a French art critic and museum curator, the film shifts into a different range of references, stemming from a collec... [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

Nicholas Keogh – A Solo Exhibition
12 December 2013 – 15 February 2014
Nicholas Keogh’s work is engaged with Shamanic practices, alternative rituals and alleyway pastimes. In this exhibition he invites audiences to experience, explore and interact with his dark and wondrous sculptural sound installations and video work.

Central to the exhibition is a pair of ‘Bin Discos’, the first of which was built in 2003 after returning from a trip on Rathlin Island. The ‘Bin Discos’ are portable sound systems made from elaborately converted bins, originally

created to be played at illegal alleyway parties. This is the first time any of Keogh’s ‘Bin Discos’ have been shown in a gallery space.

The exhibition will feature ‘Bin Disco 5’ built for Manifesta 5, Donostia-San Sebastian in 2004 and ‘Dust bin Disco’ built for the streets of New York in 2007. ‘Dust bin Disco’ has been revisited and revamped specially for the exhibition at the Golden Thread Gallery. It has had its sound system rebuilt by ‘force 10 sound’ and now features a series of custom made analogue synthesizers built by Barry Cullen. Als... [ Read all ]

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Art Fairs

Scope New York
7.3.2012 - 11.3.2012
Lost in Lust: the Representation and Mis-representation of Woman is a group project. Each of the artists involved has a distinct voice in this debate and each approach the idea of “woman” from different vantage points. A mixture of photography, video, object-based work, drawing and performance, the project will challenge notions of femininity and representation.

Ursula Burke, Allan Hughes, Jenny Keane, Deirdre McKenna, Katherine Nolan and Maurice Doherty combine to carry on the Golden Thread Gallery’s tradition of platforming the work of Northern Irish based artists and those influenced by time spent here. Each of the artists both covertly and explicitly play with the idea of exploitation and question who, if anyone, is being exploited. Voyeurism, pornography, myth and tradition are all explored and our attitudes queried and interrogated.


January 2012 will mark Golden Thread Gallery’s seventh consecutive year of participation at London Art Fair, once again exhibiting contemporary works from Northern Ireland in the innovative Art Projects section of t... [ Read all ]

Submission Policy

Golden Thread Gallery Interested Artist’s Registry.
We do not accept proposals from individual artists for exhibitions of their own work. Individual artists should submit their work for consideration via the Interested Artist’s Registry.
The Golden Thread Gallery Interested Artist’s Registry has been established as a resource that the organisation can draw up on when devising its programme of temporary exhibitions and activities.
We do not accept submissions by email (e.g. jpgs or links to personal websites); in order to submit materials to the Registry please follow the instructions.
Please send:
1. A CD or DVD (one disk only) that is clearly labelled with your name, the date, and your email address.
2. The disk should include no more than 12 jpegs that are 21cm x __ @300dpi and/or 4 standard PAL format video clips each no longer than 5 minutes. Ensure that each image or clip is clearly labelled with your name & a number, i.e. 1 through to 12 that correlate to an Image List.
3. The Image List should provide the title, date and brief description of each work as numbered on the disk.

4. An Artist's statement.
... [ Read all ]

Press Releases

Final Solution
3rd – 26th May 2012

Curated by Monika Szewczyk

Hubert Czerepok and Marek Wasilewski have been working for some time: not together, but alongside each other. Last year they produced a two-person exhibition: The Flowers of Evil. This new project is focused on exploring the roots of evil, looking at a selection of famous books. It starts with passages from the Bible, going through to Polish Romantic poetry and the political writings of Thomas Jefferson, and ends with writings of Hitler and Breivik. This selection of works is trying to show how the idea of Good and Beauty is corrupted and may lead to an unexpected final solution. The exhibition is constructed as a dialog of four different works, each using different means of expression that in some paradoxical way complement each other.

In partnership with Galleria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland | Part of VI Polish Cultural Week www.polishculturalweek.com

Hubert Czerepok
Born in Slubice (Poland) 1973. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan in 1999. In 2002-2003 attended the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maast... [ Read all ]


1pm – 2pm

1 September
Cecily Brennan in conversation with Sarah McAvera.

8 September
Lisa Byrne in conversation with Bronagh Lawson.

15 September
Ruth Graham in conversation with people who have been "the subjects" in artworks.

22 September
Colin Darke and Peter Richards in discussion about the history of storytelling in artistic practice.

29 September
Claire Hackett from the Falls Community Council talks about aural history and its importance today.

All talks are free and tea and coffee will be provided, places are limited so please RSVP to book your place to info@gtgallery.co.uk
Thursday Talks at the Golden Thread Gallery will start at 1pm sharp.
All Welcome.

On thresholds… A lecture by Dr. Julie Louise Bacon27.05.2011

On thresholds…

A lecture by Dr. Julie Louise Bacon

tracing the development of her practice as a visual artist, writer and curator. The lecture looks at a range of Bacon’s curatorial, art and writing projects, spanning her time in management posts in artist-run centres, and over a decade of performance and installation works.

Rese... [ Read all ]

Location And Getting There



■Gallery Director Peter Richards
■Development Officer Ruth Graham
■Exhibitions Officer Sarah McAvera
■Outreach Officer Deirdre McKenna

Opening Times

Tues - Friday 10.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.30am - 4pm