Golden Thread Gallery

Welcome to Golden Thread Gallery, Northern Ireland's leading international contemporary visual arts organisation, based in and informed by the local. We are actively committed to enhancing and widening the cultural experience for those living in, working in and visiting the region. Golden Thread Gallery prides itself on offering a friendly, open space where everyone is welcome. For those who have never visited the gallery before, why not pay us a visit and get a taste of what we do? We are driven by two key aims: - to widen participation and increase access to contemporary visual arts activities. - to support the development of contemporary visual arts professionals. We deliver our aims through a multi-faceted program of visual arts activities: Large scale contemporary art exhibitions. Ambitious off-site outreach projects and creative community collaborations. In-house educational opportunities. Artist support and profiling projects both nationally and internationally. Contemporary art publications.

A brief history Golden Thread Gallery has been active since 1998, and has been operating from its new location on Great Patrick Street since 2007. Since its inception, the gallery has worked with major Northern Irish artists - Willie Doherty, Paul Seawright, Locky Morris, Susan MacWilliam, Colin Darke - and internationally renowned artists such as William Kentridge, Marjetica Potrc, Tracey Emin, Delcy Morelos and the Azorro Group, in various group and solo exhibitions. From its beginnings in a former linen mill on a contested 'peace line' in North Belfast, Golden Thread Gallery has delivered annual programmes of exhibitions and activities designed to make a realcontribution to the visual arts and wider communities in Northern Ireland. If you're exploring Belfast city, come and see what we do! Golden Thread Gallery offers a unique artistic encounter, and is located on Great Patrick Street between Belfast's Cathedral Quarter and the historic Sailor Town area of the city. Gallery Information For further information about our program and projects visit our website , e-mail: or why not join us on Facebook or Twitter; we love new friends.Access Information Admission is Free and the gallery is fully accessible for wheelchair users. An audio T-Loop and baby changing facilities are available in house. Schools & Tour Groups

The gallery is happy to accommodate groups and offers guided gallery tours free of charge. Please contact the gallery at least one week in advance if you wish to make a booking.Gift Shop & Sales Golden Thread Gallery publishes and sells a wide variety of art books, periodicals and journals. Artworks are also available for sale through the gallery's dedicated sales area for all art lovers and collectors to enjoy. Join In Please contact the gallery for more information on our volunteer opportunities and internshipprogramme.Gallery Staff Gallery Director - Peter Richards Development Officer - Ruth Graham Outreach Officer - Deirdre McKenna Exhibitions Officer - Sarah McAvera Finding Us It's easy! The gallery is located within walking distance of Belfast's city centre, via either the Albert Clock or St. Anne's Cathedral - simply follow our map.Opening Hours Tuesday - Friday: 10.30 - 17.30  Saturday: 10.30 - 16.00.
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