Darcy Patterson & Reuben Brown – …some kind of feeling

QSS is delighted to host …some kind of feeling in Gallery 1, an experimental collaboration and duo-exhibition between QSS artists Darcy Patterson & Reuben Brown.

Opening event: Thursday 2nd November from 6pm. No booking required, please see the ‘visitor information’ section of our website for further details on visiting the gallery https://www.queenstreetstudios.net/visitor-information/  

Exhibition Dates: 2nd – 23rd November 2023

General opening hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am-5pm.

…some kind of feeling

transaction between plains, entity, portal, transparency/opaqueness, liminality, containment of experience, here/now, limbo, road furniture, autonomous trajectory, waiting room, communal/public, togetherness, personal and collective, personal and impersonal, wreck and ruin…

…some kind of feeling is an experimental collaboration and duo-exhibition between QSS artists Darcy Patterson and Reuben Brown in Gallery 1 of QSS Artist Studios and Gallery, East Belfast.

Intending to investigate the ephemeral and mercurial boundaries of space, …some kind of feeling gently dances between the parameters that segregate spaces, from the public and communal, to the personal and domestic, through immersive interactive installation, 3D-CGI (computer-generated) filmography, and a collection of collaboratively-realised sculptural interventions.

Despite varying physically, the artists’ individual practices share common conceptual motives, and similar approaches to ‘making. Having worked collaboratively ‘behind-the-scenes’ for the last four years, “…some kind of feeling” is their first endeavour into collaborative and joint-creation.

“…some kind of feeling” is an awkward, (im)personal and eerie exploration of space, and the exhibitionist and voyeuristic implications of existing within public and personal space. Through inflicting slight sculptural interventions upon everyday objects, the artists aim to dislodge and displace the objects’ autonomous trajectory, generating spaces that intend to make the occupier conscious of themselves, the people that surround them, and the spaces they embody. Everyday objects and everyday spaces, serving their purpose perfectly except for a partial, rather eerie intervention.


Darcy Patterson is an artist based in Belfast who specialises in sculpture and installations, which are made using a variety of mediums and through augmenting found objects. Her work revolves around the theme of home and she aims to tap into the common mutual experiences of everyday life. Darcy completed their BFA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture Lens at Belfast School of Art in June 2022, and is now based in QSS Artist Studios and Gallery in East Belfast.

Reuben Brown is a sculptor and 3D-CGI artist currently based in Belfast, N.Ireland, specialising in 3D-CGI (computer-generated) filmography, interactive installation and performance. He is a member and studio-holder at QSS Artist Studios and Gallery in East Belfast, after graduating from Belfast School of Art in June 2022. Interested in the generation of ephemeral spaces, club-culture and the representation of (primarily queer) digital artists in Belfast, Reuben is the founder and director of emerging Belfast-based scenography collective “club [construction]”.


Nov 02 - 23 2023


QSS Gallery 1
2nd Floor, The Arches Centre, 11-13 Bloomfield Ave, Belfast BT5 5AA

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