Sabina MacMahon. Studio visit

Sabina MacMahon is interested in how narratives translate into pictures and how, very often, there are several stories behind one image or object. She works from her studio at her home in Dublin. Sabina works mostly with found objects which she reinvents to form completely new stories and histories. These found objects exist in many […]

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Presently

6 February – 29 March 2014 Exhibition at Millennium Court Arts Centre Presently showcases new work from eighteen emerging contemporary artists in Northern Ireland. The exhibtion ranges from sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and film to installation and multidisciplinary work. Presently is accompanied by a new limited edition publication, with an introductory essay by Ciara Hickey. Artists: Gordon […]

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European Heritage Open Day

Our building will be included in this years European Heritage Open Day. Built circa 1875. Formally JF Haig’s Emerald Shirt Factory Warehouse. The building is now occupied by QSS charitable organisation. QSS is an artist studio provider, providing studio space for 23 visual artists.

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Dougal McKenzie at The MAC International

QSS Studios member Dougal McKenzie was shortlisted for The MAC International 2014 award. Exhibition open from Friday 31st October, through to Sunday 18th January 2015. “I think of painting not simply as a self-contained world of depiction, but rather as a surface that connects to other surfaces. I am interested in the proposition that if the […]

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The Place of Painting – A Painting Symposium

The MAC’s inaugural symposium for arts practitioners, students and artists will explore current conditions related to contemporary painting practice. There are markedly pluralistic approaches to how painting can be thought of today; new attitudes towards figuration and abstraction work alongside ever increasing methods of ‘expanded’ practice and new technological media. Narrative concerns, history, socio-political stances, […]

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Kindred Spirits

Artists from Ireland and China find parallels in their lives and art in a series of exhibitions. Belle Taylor follows the Irish Wave. An exhibition bringing together artists from Ireland and China not only sparks a dynamic visual conversation but also demonstrates the global bond between artists. Convergence is one of several exhibitions being staged in […]

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Lord Mayor’s visits QSS

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, stopped by QSS Artists’ Studios & Gallery to take a look at our new location on Bedford Street and see the QSS Christmas Salon exhibition.  The Lord Mayor also got a chance to chat with the QSS Board and a number of studio members! In regards to his visit […]

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Distributed through Space and Time

5 December 2013 – 19 January 2014. Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast Review by Slavka Sverakova Installation view Curated by Sarah McAvera the exhibition takes its title from one line in Canto 1 of Pale Fire(1962) by V Nabokov. The curator limited the number of artists to three, possibly in relation to the small size of the […]

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Fergus Jordan: Garden Estate

Photographer and researcher Fergus Jordan talks about his exhibition Garden Estate featuring a series of night scenes captured on the Dunclug Housing estate in Ballymena. The exhibition was presented in association with Belfast Exposed, and Fergus hopes to further develop the work and apply his research to other areas of the UK. From 4th September […]

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Behind the Scenes at the New QSS Studios

Image: The Moments of Inception Exhibition includes this piece by artist Grace McMurray Queen Street Studios have been home to a number of successful artists since its development in 1984 when it was set up to satisfy a growing need for artist studio spaces in Northern Ireland. Almost thirty years later Queen Street Studios are […]

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