Future/Forward – 2 June to 28 July

Exhibition launch: Future/Forward, 2 June 2022, 6pm

Exhibition open: 2 June – 23 June 2022, Tuesday – Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm, or by appointment

Join us for the launch of our new exhibition Future/Forward: a long-term studio programme and series of three exhibitions featuring new collaborative works by QSS members.

Conceived as a response to the pandemic, the programme paired 35 artists together to create experimental work, and to re-galvanise the studio community following the disruption of the past two years. The focus for this series of exhibitions is on representing artists’ working methods, of process and exchange, and the significance of creative dialogue.

Participating artists have worked closely with curator Jane Morrow since August 2021, through a series of over 80 studio visits, discussions and presentations, culminating in three exhibitions – two in Belfast, and one in Dublin.

Curator talk, 2 June 2022, 6.30pm

Join Future/Forward curator Jane Morrow for an informal introduction to the first in this series of exhibitions, where she will share insights into the collaborative processes and curatorial rationale at the core of the programme.

Participating artists:

Future/Forward part 1, QSS Studios & Gallery – 2 June – 23 June 2022
Amanda Coogan and Sharon Kelly
Anushiya Sundaralingam and Mary Cosgrove
Clare French and Grace McMurray
Frédéric Huska, Joy Gerrard and Vasiliki Stasinaki
Jennifer Trouton and Rachel Lawell
Kwok Tsui and Pauline Clancy
Majella Clancy, Sinead McKeever and Niamh Clarke

Future/Forward part 2, QSS Studios & Gallery – 30 June – 28 July 2022
Alacoque Davey and Sharon McKeown
Amy Higgins and Michelle McKeown
Andrew Haire, Catherine Davison and Rachael Colhoun
Angela Hackett and Anushiya Sundaralingam
Ashley B Holmes and Naomi Litvack
Charlie Scott, Craig Donald and David Haughey
Gail Ritchie and Meadhbh McIlgorm
Gerard Carson and Gerry Devlin
Mark McGreevy and Susan Connolly

The exhibition will also travel, in a new configuration featuring all 35 artists, to MART’s Old Fire Station Gallery in Dublin, where it will be presented from 13 August – 2 September 2022. QSS have been invited by MART as part of a broader initiative to share their gallery space with artist-run organisations, studio groups and independent curators based throughout the island of Ireland, introducing their work to new audiences and developing peer networks in Dublin.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.queenstreetstudios.net
https://www.facebook.com/QSSArtistStudios/
https://twitter.com/QSSArtStudios
https://www.instagram.com/qssartstudios/

Venue: QSS Gallery, 2nd Floor, The Arches Centre, Belfast
Dates: 02/06/22 – 28/07/22

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