QSS studios will be open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 19th October 2019, providing behind-the-scenes access to the studios of some of Belfast’s brightest emerging and established artists. A series of informal artist talks (Studio Spotlights) scheduled throughout the afternoon will explore the artistic process, from inspiration through to completion. Open dialogue (Q&A) with the artists is most welcome.
Gerard Carson, Majella Clancy, Pauline Clancy, Hannah Clegg, Rachael Colhoun, Ian Cumberland, Susan Connolly, Amanda Coogan, Mary Cosgrove, Catherine Davison, Gerry Devlin, Craig Donald, Dan Ferguson, Joy Gerrard, Angela Hackett, Karl Hagan, Andrew Haire, Ciaran Harper, David Haughey, Amy Higgins, Ashley Holmes, Sharon Kelly, Eleni Kolliopoulou, Rachel Lawell, Naomi Litvack, Clement McAleer, Terry McAllister, Mark McGreevy, Meadhbh McIlgorm, Sinead McKeever, Michelle McKeown, Paddy McKeown, Sharon McKeown, Grace McMurray, Jane Rainey, Gail Ritchie, Charlie Scott, Vasiliki Stasinaki, Anushiya Sundaralingam and Trevor Wilson.
12:30 – STUDIO SPOTLIGHT ON DAN FERGUSON – STUDIO 14
14:00 – STUDIO SPOTLIGHT ON JOY GERRARD – STUDIO 4
15:30 – STUDIO SPOTLIGHT ON ELENI KOLLIOPOULOU – STUDIO 17
QSS is located on the 2nd Floor of the Arches Centre, overhead Wyse Byse on the corner of Newtownards Road and Bloomfield Avenue (entrance on Bloomfield Avenue).
PARTICIPATING STUDIO GROUPS
Belfast Open Studios is part of Belfast International Arts Festival, the city’s longest-running international arts event. The festival covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and education events.
To coincide with Belfast Open Studios Visual Artists NI will facilitate Speed Curating Sessions on Saturday 26th October at the Belfast Exposed Gallery. For more information visit: belfastopenstudios.com