QSS member Grace McMurray selected for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition

Congratulations to Grace McMurray whose artwork ‘Monochrome Isometric Weave’ (paint on ribbon, 40 x 30 cm) has been selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. Running continuously for 250 years, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition – which means that anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. In this celebratory […]

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QSS artists exhibiting at the RHA Annual Exhibition

Five of QSS members are currently exhibiting at the Royal Hibernian Academy’s 188th Annual Exhibition in Dublin: Susan Connolly, Clement McAleer, Sinead McKeever (images above), Jane Rainey (invited artist) and Jennifer Trouton.   The RHA’s Annual Exhibition is Ireland’s largest and longest running exhibition of visual art. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, […]

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8 NEW QSS POP-UP STUDIOS AVAILABLE TO LET

QSS invites applications for 8 open plan short-term studio spaces (with lockable storage) at Norwich Union House, 1-7 Fountain St, Belfast, BT1 5EA. Studios will be available to rent from the beginning of June for 11 months.   The 8 studios are located on the 2nd floor of Norwich Union House. Artists will have access […]

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INTRO at QSS Gallery

Opening: Thursday 3 May 2018, 18.00 – 21.00 Exhibition dates: 4 – 31 May 2018 Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10.00 – 17.00    The primary aim of QSS is the provision of secure, affordable and well managed studios that enable our artist members to positively contribute to the artistic life/arts education of the city and beyond.   INTRO […]

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QSS STATEMENT ON RECENT LOSS OF ACNI FUNDING

Having now reviewed the documentation, the Board of QSS are of the view that the decision to entirely cut our annual funding has been based on flawed information. It is our intention to work proactively with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) to seek a review and a reversal of this decision. Many thanks […]

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QSS artist Amanda Coogan taking part in ‘The Book and the Body’ symposium at UCD

Amanda Coogan will will host a workshop that explores perception through the artist’s body on Friday 20th April (11.30am – 1pm) at University College Dublin for their The Book and the Body symposium. Participants should wear weather appropriate/comfortable clothing, be prepared to work outdoors/site specifically and be ready to explore together! Tickets available from www.eventbrite.ie (10 Euro plus […]

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Grace McMurray | Woven Polyhedra at the Ulster University Art Gallery

Dates: April 12 – May 12, 2018 Venue: Belfast School of Art, York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED   A polyhedra is an eternal form used to consider symmetry, perspective and mathematical beauty.   Grace McMurray’s work is a process of making and remaking geometric digital patterns. She incorporates the use of patchwork, weaving, etching, embroidery, […]

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QSS artist Amanda Coogan in ‘Activating Pangea: Acts to Objects’

Curated by: Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin of MART Gallery Dublin Runs: March 15th – April 29th 2018 Gallery: LACE, Los Angeles. Artists: Aine Phillips, Amanda Coogan, Helen Mac Mahon, Margaret O’Brien, Katherine Nolan, Eleanor Lawler, Laura O’Connor, and Jane Fogarty. Opening Reception: March 15th, 2018, 7-10 PM The opening night will feature performances by: Amanda Coogan, Eleanor Lawler, Cindy Rehm, Thinh Nguyen and Mothertongues (Meital Yaniv & Kim Ye).   The […]

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