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Visual Arts Outlook (30/6)

Laura Morrison @ Magnetism Hazelwood Sligo

It’s a busy week ahead with the first Thursday of July bringing the usual round of Late Night Art Openings here in Belfast, writes Mary Stevens. However Thursday is not the only night this week when good things are happening. There is a closing event for Product Recall at the Galway Arts Center on Friday evening at 6.30pm with work from the Red Bird Youth Collective who have collaborated with US artist Sarah Baker. The final event of the seemingly endless  BASS Belfast Artists’ Sonic Showcase Event #6 at Framewerk takes place on Saturday evening with the final lineup of James Robert Moore and Steven Henry. The series of events put on by Framewerk has been a great opportunity for digital media artists to collaborate and show work together on this type of platform.

Check out Free Quotes by artist in residence at Array Studios, Ben Connell on Thursday evening. Connell will be presenting a variety of his recent work on the night from 7pm.

I’m particularly excited to get to Hazelwood in Sligo to see Magnetism, featuring large scale dynamic sculpture by some of my favourite artists, just need to find the easiest way to get there. Anyone for a lift?

Hazelwood House – Sligo
28 June – 27 September

This major contemporary art exhibition at the  Hazelwood estate in Sligo feature the work of international artists including Lucy Andrews, Mikala Dwyer, Igor Grubić, Siobhan Hapaska, Aleksandra Mir, Laura Morrison (pictured above) and Garrett Phelan. Curated by Vaari Claffey the show is presented in an old disused factory building on the estate. The opening night was yesterday and this show continues well into September, so there should be plenty of time for you all to get over and see it!

Further details can be found here

Project Arts Center – Dublin
Continuous Drift
2 July 6pm – Ongoing

The Launch of Continuous Drift will take place on Thursday evening. The project marks the creation of a permanent sound installation in Meeting House Square, Dublin designed and curated by Sven Anderson. The sonic work can be activated in different ways by members of the public on encounter by their mobile devices, and features a range of contemporary artists’ sound artworks. The launch night will also present a performance by Miki Yui to mark the occasion.

Audiences are invited to meet at Project Arts Center for the beginning of the evening before walking over to the Meeting House Square.

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios – Dublin
Display Show
3 July – 29 August

Designed to question methods of display in contemporary art Display Show features the work of Celine Condorelli, Andrew Lacon, Eilis McDonald, Flore Nove Josserand, Yelena Popova, Gavin Wade and Christopher Williams. This collaborative show will be re-interpreted in various other sites after its first foray in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Eastside Projects, Birmingham and Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands, will see variations of the original show.

Belfast Exposed – Belfast
2 July – 22 August

Two new shows opening in Belfast exposed on Thursday evening with work by Michael Wolf and Jan McCullough. Tokyo Compression features portraits of people on their daily commute in Tokyo. This show has been exhibited internationally and this is a great opportunity to see these fascinating glimpses into the life of the commuter today.

Home Instruction Manual is the explorative work of recent graduate Jan McCullough.

Opening Thursday night at 7pm.