Monday, 20 July 2015

Artist Talk: Todd Gilens - Thurs 23 July, 1pm

US based visual artist Todd Gilens will present his work connecting handwriting, stream morphology and landscape changes at the Golden Thread Gallery on Thursday 23 July 2015, 1pm - 2pm.

While a resident artist at Digital Arts Studios Todd Gilens has been transforming the handwriting of Northern Irish writers into digital fonts, and by keyboarding in their hand, describing his encounters with the stream systems, geology and urban development of the Lagan River Valley. His project probes relationships between writing and observation by mixing up time periods and scrambling methods, and will become a basis for a project with California water systems. The artist will outline the larger planned work, share his process, accomplishments, and the questions raised during his residency.

Todd Gilens is a visual artist based in Berkeley, California. His website is
Find out more on the Golden Thread Gallery website by clicking here.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Belfast Transport Hub - Neighbourhood Engagement Studio - Wed 8 July 2015

A Neighbourhood Engagement Studio considering the proposed new Belfast Transport Hub at Great Victoria Street will take place on Wednesday 8th July 2015 at the Ulster Hall, Bedford Street, Belfast. The event is facilitated by architect Declan Hill on behalf of the Sandy Row Community Forum.

To facilitate attendance presentations take place at 1pm and 6pm. Informal presentations and workshop discussions take place between 2pm and 5.30pm.


1pm - Presentation 1
  • Introduction: Glenda Davies
  • Background: Declan Hill
  • The Hub: Translink, John McAslan and Partners, Arup Associates.
  • Questions / Observations

2pm - Studio Groups

3pm - Coffee / Tea

3.30pm - Studio Groups

6pm - Presentation 2
  • As Presentation 1

7pm - Studio Groups

7.45pm - Summary and Way Forward

8pm - End

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Photo Diary - Belfast Photo Festival Urban Photo Walks - 25 & 27 June 2015

As part of the 2015 Belfast Photo Festival all ages and experiences were invited to join PLACE on a walk through central Belfast. With some of Belfast’s best known buildings as the backdrop, participants were guided and encouraged to create stunning architectural images. Below is a selection of images from the two walks which took place on 25th and 27th June 2015.

Transport House - John Vaughan

The MAC - Janet Holland

Royal Mail Sorting Office & The Obel - Gareth Johnston

Saint Anne's Square & St Anne's Cathedral - Neville Leinster

The MAC - Saint Anne's Square - Allan Leonard

Victoria Street underpass - John Vaughan

The MAC - Gareth Johnston

St Anne's Cathedral - Janet Holland

The MAC - Allan Leonard