Visual Arts

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre presents exhibitions in its main gallery and foyer spaces throughout the year.

Exhibitions in all types of media are considered by a Panel and there are annual calls for exhibition submissions.

Interested artists can take a 360 degree tour of our venue here where you can view the gallery and foyer exhibition spaces in all their glory.

 

  • Waypoint: Vessels by Jack Doherty

    Waypoint: Vessels by Jack Doherty

    Jack Doherty

    Exhibition Runs 25 Jul 2016 until 17 Sep 2016

    The navigational term Waypoint is the title for a solo exhibition of soda-fired porcelain vessels by Jack Doherty. Marking a sense of place and a personal journey the concept for his new series of work connects people and communities. Referencing archetypal forms from prehistory Doherty makes vessels that are to do with function; containing, holding and storing, but not necessarily utility. He describes them as revealing qualities of art and utensil.

  • The Journey

    The Journey

    WAVE Trauma Centre

    Exhibition Runs 19 Aug 2016 until 17 Sep 2016

    For 25 years WAVE Trauma Centre has provided specialised support and care to Victims and Survivors of the NI ‘Troubles’. WAVE works with individuals from all religious, cultural and political perspectives to address the legacy of our troubled past. 'The Journey' opens a window into the private world of individuals and families who have been profoundly impacted by their experience of the NI 'Troubles'. Compelling, poignant, and up-lifting, through the medium of visual arts the participants invite us to hear and acknowledge their story. One of unforeseen loss, courage and resilience in the face of tragic, life-changing events.

  • Almost An Island

    Almost An Island

    Mary Martin

    Exhibition Runs 23 Sep 2016 until 22 Oct 2016

    The reason for my first visit to Loophead, Co. Clare was a commission from a relative whose mother came from Kilbaha. He said that his mother’s family rarely ever left the peninsula – maybe because of its isolated location but also maybe because of the timeless spell it exerts. I like to trace the lines in the cliffs;   the regular rhythm of their formation.    Faces – dark and grey, scoured by the salty sea;                It is a portal, a space for re-invention

  • Latin American Dance

    Latin American Dance

    Rosaleen Sanderson

    Exhibition Runs 23 Sep 2016 until 22 Oct 2016

    Born in Belfast, Rosaleen studied painting at the Belfast College of Art and later Art and Design History at Birmingham City University. She has exhibited widely and her work is in public and private collections throughout Ireland, England, Europe, Canada, U.S.A and Australia.

  • The Space Between

    The Space Between

    Adrian O'Connell

    Exhibition Runs 28 Oct 2016 until 26 Nov 2016

    The Space Between, O’Connell’s new exhibition, transforms paintings into critical social commentary in an era of globalization and a growing new world order. His paintings examine the current trend of information gathering. In particular, elements of the recognisable barcode are metaphorically used to convey how one’s personal data may be collated to track one’s movements, patterns of spending and possibly in the not so distant future, indicate whom one may or may not vote for.

  • Pots, Porcelain, Pencils & Paper

    Pots, Porcelain, Pencils & Paper

    Stephen Farnan

    Exhibition Runs 28 Oct 2016 until 26 Nov 2016

    Stephen Farnan can’t sit on his hands… In his 2016 Marketplace exhibition Stephen will be exhibiting, for the first time, his award winning ‘Ultimate Maps’ alongside a new body of work titled ‘From the Sketchbook’. He will also show some of his newest ‘Captured Memories’ and ‘Quirky Pots’. Typically Stephens work bridges the artistic and commercial sensibility, and his new ‘Ultimates’ are the embodiment of this entrepreneurial artistic practice, selling and winning awards internationally! He reckons you will love them!

  • Mapping Alternative Ulster

    Mapping Alternative Ulster

    Various

    Exhibition Runs 2 Dec 2016 until 7 Jan 2017

    Maps of Northern Ireland are often used to illustrate traditional political divisions, but they conceal a much more nuanced and interesting place. This landscape, rural and urban, is much more than a site of conflict. The exhibition showcases a dozen map-makers, each taking a very different look at the places we think we know so well. These map-makers are local historians, activists, artists, geographers and urban planners, all interpreting our surroundings in different ways. Together, they cover the ground from Donegal to Down to Armagh. Mapping Alternative Ulster re-thinks our representation on maps.

  • Shakespeare Lives Through Kenneth Branagh On Stage And Screen

    Shakespeare Lives Through Kenneth Branagh On Stage And Screen

    Various

    Exhibition Runs 6 Dec 2016 until 31 Jan 2017

    This exhibition celebrates the work of Kenneth Branagh in bringing Shakespeare to life on stage and screen and making the work of the Bard accessible to a global audience. It features rarely seen artefacts from the Sir Kenneth Branagh Archive in Special Collections, the McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast, which illustrate the actor-director’s remarkable Shakespearean career, from his debut as Henry V with the Royal Shakespeare Company aged just 23 to his Oscar-nominated screen adaptation of Hamlet, and beyond.

Interested In Exhibiting?

The Market Place Theatre makes annual calls for exhibition submissions. If you would like to be considered simply fill in your details and we will be in touch