Sinead McKeever is based at QSS Studios and Gallery Belfast.

She received a distinction in her Masters of Fine Art from University of Ulster at Belfast in 2008. McKeever’s installations address hybridity, as pigment, both paint spatial occupation and application.

Her developing practice engages with different modes of perception, the questioning of hierarchical systems of measuring, knowledge and history are interpreted through drawing, painting and sculpture in the expanded field.

Upcoming: Millennium Court Arts Centre, 2017 (solo exhibition).



McKeever’s practice is process lead; through experimentation and rigorous editing she explores the possibilities of found industrial and domestic materials. Ockhams’s Razor, the principle of parsimony (“Plurality should not be posited without necessity”) informs her way of thinking. She integrates the fluxus idea of the simple gesture as part of the process of creating. Minimalist sensibilities are reinterpreted and a more organic, ornamental response is incorporated.


Artworks are created in situ, psychological tensions are introduced to heighten the senses. By engaging directly with the physical space, both ocular and haptic vie for control. In an ongoing exploration of spatial occupation and application, layers of histories are at once revealed and concealed, these actions reinforce the delicacy and ephemeral nature of the work. The questioning of hierarchical systems of measuring and knowledge are filtered and constructed. Fragmented beginnings and endings are volunteered so that perception and interpretation are open ended. Diagrams, solutions, text and visual notes suggest possible communication that evolve and change. Concepts of educational processes are implied and types of knowledge are responded to in a quotidian manner. Revelation and concealment interrupt these interfaces.











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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 […]

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Sinead McKeever exhibition at the Millenium Court Arts Centre

Antenna: Sinead McKeever Opening: Friday 2 February, 7-9pm Continues: 3 February – 28 March 2018 Artist Talk: Saturday 17 February, […]

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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 […]

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Unafraid Red review by Slavka Sverakova

Check out Slavka Sverakova’s review of the recent Unafraid Red exhibition at QSS Gallery curated by Colin Darke. This exhibition, […]

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Interview with Sinead McKeever in Irish News

  More of Sinead’s work can be found on her page here

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Tipping Point - Belfast International Arts Festival @ QSS Gallery

TIPPING POINT KEVIN KILLEN AND SINEAD MCKEEVER CURATED BY FEARGAL O’MALLEY Wednesday 12th October Friday 18th November 2016 QSS Gallery Tue – Thurs: […]

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QSS Members' Exhibition 2016


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Belfast Open Studios 2015 - 23rd & 24th October   To see the full list of members at QSS Studios and Gallery click here  Over 200 artists across […]

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