QSS Open Studio Call

QSS invite applications for 5 short-term studio spaces at The Arches Centre, 11-13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AA: Studio 1a – 356 sq/ft @ £85 per month (6 months) Studio 11 – 385 sq/ft @ £92 per month (1 year) Studio 15 – 390 sq/ft @ £93 per month (1 year) Studio 26 – 202 […]

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Hannah Clegg exhibiting at the Arts Art Centre

QSS artist Hannah Clegg’s exhibition ‘And Thus: A Stream Wept in the Garden’ opened in the Georgian Gallery, Ards Art Centre on 31st January. Hanna’s work is rooted in notions of spiritual quest, substantiating allegories of human nature, the tangible Divine, and the mystical landscape.   The paintings on show draw illumination from poetic religious […]

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QSS has moved to new premises!

In January 2019, QSS relocated from Bedford St and Norwich Union House to Bloomfield Avenue in Belfast. Here, with support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, we provide 37 self-contained studios for professional artists at all career stages. Artists have access to the building from 8.00 to 22.00 Monday to Saturday and 10.00 to […]

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Amanda Coogan \ Floats in the Aether

November 2018 – January 2019 On the centenary of the parliamentary vote for women in Ireland, and the election of Constance Markievicz as the first woman to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, Amanda Coogan was invited to create a new artwork at the National Gallery of Ireland.   Coogan is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed contemporary […]

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PROJECT ATRIUM: AMANDA COOGAN

The Ladder Is Always There NOVEMBER 26, 2018 – FEBRUARY 24, 2019   In Project Atrium: Amanda Coogan The Ladder Is Always There, QSS artist Amanda Coogan becomes partially enveloped by a large, sweeping piece of coloured fabric. As she stands in its centre the undulating material moves in irregular patterns as sections that gather and […]

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QSS artists exhibiting at the RUA 137th Annual Exhibition

Three of QSS members are exhibiting in this year’s Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum from 19th October 2018 and 6th January 2019. The Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition […]

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Susan Connolly exhibiting in CCA Derry~Londonderry

QSS artist Susan Connolly is exhibiting in ‘Smiling, Sweating and Resisting’ at the CCA Derry~Londonderry (27 Oct – 21 Dec 2018) – a group exhibition of works that circulate around the idea of the carnival and its promiscuous, politically-charged performances.   The exhibition departs from the Halloween celebrations in Derry, where suppressed divisions and counternarratives to the conflict of […]

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Dead Blondes/Falling Stars: Presentation by QSS artist Gail Ritchie for ‘The In/Visible Women in Cinema’

QSS member Gail Ritchie was one of the guest speakers invited to take part in the one day event ‘The In/Visible Women in Cinema’ at  Queen’s University Film Studio on Wednesday 24th October. Gail presented a selection of new work from a new  series of paintings ‘Dead Blondes/Falling Stars’ and spoke about women actors who […]

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