Catalyst Arts Belfast – The Joinery Dublin Exchange Programme

Opening reception Thursday 22nd March 6pm
Runs daily 12-6pm, 22nd Mar – 31st Mar
Closed Sun – Tues.

Recent graduates from University of Ulster present their work in the Joinery, selected by Catalyst Arts Belfast. From the Joinery website:

New work by Stuart Calvin, Amy Brooks and Ruaidhri Lennon.
After the success of the first collaboration ‘Switched’ in September 2010, Catalyst Arts Belfast will once again collaborate with the Joinery Dublin to present a selection of work by recent graduates chosen from the University of Ulster Degree Show 2011, highlighting the variety of output by local emerging practitioners. This work will be re-exhibited in the Joinery, and provides the chosen artists with an opportunity to show alongside their peers in a new, curated context. In May the recent graduate works selected by The Joinery will be exhibited in Catalyst Arts. This exchange provides an opportunity for recent graduate artists to showcase their work to a new and broader audience.

Catalyst Arts was founded to support and exhibit the work of students, local, emerging and more established artists, often exhibiting them alongside international names. The organization provides a training ground for future artistic, curatorial and arts administrative talent, and is committed to providing services and opportunities for its large members’ base. As a result, the gallery continues to present cutting edge and challenging contemporary art on a modest budget, showcased in an accessible and dynamic art space in the heart of Belfast. Over the years, Catalyst has worked and collaborated with a diverse range of organisations, groups and institutions in Northern Ireland, the Republic and abroad.