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 artist Amanda Coogan exhibiting in the Naked Truth: The Nude in Irish Art

The exhibition Naked Truth: The Nude in Irish Art at the Crawford Art Gallery gathers together over 80 works to assert the existence of a rich history of the depiction of the naked and the unclothed body in the work and practice of Irish artists. From anonymous, medieval Sheela-na-Gigs to contemporary video and performance work, Irish artists have created images […]

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Group exhibition at the Glucksman (Cork) featuring work by Amanda Coogan

If you are in Cork before 8th July visit the Glucksman’s DOUBLE TAKE: Collection and Context exhibition which includes work by QSS artist Amanda Coogan. DOUBLE TAKE looks back to some of the innovative moments within the Glucksman’s exhibition history by recreating displays by artists who are also represented in the UCC Art Collection. The exhibition has […]

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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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Amanda Coogan: Long Now at the Shebeen Flick Film Festival

‘Long Now’ a documentary by Paddy Cahill, which explores the importance of time and duration through QSS artist Amanda Coogan, will be shown at the Shebeen Flick Film Festival in Berlin on 16th March 2018. Filmed during a gruelling six-week exhibition at Ireland’s prestigious RHA Gallery, the hour-long documentary follows the artist as she prepares […]

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David Turner at RUA RED Winter Open 2017

QSS artist David Turner recently exhibited in RUA RED’s Winter Open 2017 in South Dublin.   The Winter Open is an annual exhibition of work by artists living in Ireland chosen from an open submission call. The 2017 selection panel comprised Hugh McCarthy, Lorna Kavanagh, Maolíosa Boyle (Rua Red) and invited panel member, Curator Jennie […]

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