Exhibition launch: Future/Forward, 30 June 2022, 6pm
Join us for the launch of the second exhibition in our Future/Forward programme: a long-term studio project 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.
The first exhibition ran from 2 – 23 June, and featured collaborative works by 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
Part 2 participating artists:
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.
Venue: QSS Gallery , 2nd Floor, The Arches Centre, Belfast
Dates: 30th June to 28th July
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 5pm. Or by appointment.