QSS BEDFORD ST OPEN FOR BELFAST OPEN STUDIOS

“Belfast Open Studios returns for its fifth annual insight into the tremendous creative activity that is going on all around us, all of the time. Over 250 professional artists are at work behind the usually closed doors of Belfast studios. They produce work that is seen and celebrated in galleries around the world and make […]

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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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Susan Connolly exhibiting at Platform Arts Belfast

QSS artist Susan Connolly’s exhibition Slippage open at Platform Arts Belfast on Thursday 1st March @ 6pm and continues until 24th March 2018.   Slippage, brings together a body of work featuring fragments and traces that have been reinterpreted from previous exhibitions, alongside new presentations of painting. The works in this exhibition have been informed and significantly influenced […]

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WHITE | Curated by Colin Darke

Opening: Thursday 1 February 2018, 18.00 – 21.00 Exhibition dates: 2 – 22 February 2017 Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10.00 – 17.00     White is the fourth and final exhibition showing the work of QSS studio artists, curated by artist Colin Darke. It was preceded by Unafraid Red, Unafraid Yellow and Unafraid Blue. Recognising that the […]

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QSS Christmas Show

QSS is delighted to present its annual Christmas Show which this year focuses on small works by Belfast-based artists. All styles are represented from painting, photography and sculpture to collage,


 mixed media works and some surprises too! Featured artists include Sean Campbell, Colm Clarke, Susan Connolly, Alacoque Davey, Catherine Davison, Gerry Devlin, Craig Donald, Angela […]

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QSS for Belfast Open Studios 2017

QSS Bedford St is one of 15 artist studio groups taking part in Belfast Open Studios 2017. This event (which is also part of the Belfast International Arts Festival) provides a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to gain behind-the-scenes access to the studios of some of Belfast’s brightest emerging and established artists and […]

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QSS artist Susan Connolly at the RHA Gallery

Susan Connolly’s exhibition Traces of an Activity is currently on show at the RHA Gallery in Dublin’s Ely Place, and continues until 1st October 2017. Connolly is interested in creating work that explores the ‘extendable paint surface’ and pushes the boundaries of traditional theories and academic practices within the medium of paint. She is also curious about the different ways that you can […]

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Susan Connolly at QSS Gallery

Opening: Thursday 6 July 2017, 18.00 – 21.00 Exhibition dates: 5-7 July 2017 Times: Wednesday-Friday, 10.00 – 17.00   The area of investigation within Susan Connolly’s practice explores the ‘extendable paint surface’ and the provisionality this causes within traditional notions of painting. By asking questions of painting, the concern lies in creating a space for […]

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QSS member Jennifer Trouton mentioned in a review of the RHA’s Annual Exhibition by Cristin Leach

The RHA’s 187th Annual Exhibition is currently on show in Dublin and was recently reviewed in The Irish Times by critic Cristin Leach who commented: ‘There are near-hidden gems, by Dorothy Smith and others, amid the selection of mostly monochrome or greyscale works in the Ashford Gallery. Do not miss ‘I Told My Mom I […]

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