Signs and Ciphers: Alistair Wilson

This show ends tomorrow 22nd 3pm

The exhibition will be compnied by a new publication: Signs and Ciphers. Published by Golden Thread Gallery in partnership with the Millennium Court Arts Centre on the occasion of the exhibition Signs and Ciphers at Golden Thread Gallery and the Millennium Court Arts Centre, 2017. Available on request. £10 per copy.

Signs and Ciphers

Revealing links across various periods of production, Signs and Ciphers, an exhibition of works by Belfast-based artist Alistair Wilson, is broken into four parts and realised across two galleries. Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice. This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns and the tension for his work to conform to having a fixed state.

The first instalment launched at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on the 3rd August 2017 and focused on Wilson’s more recent practice. This second instalment, at the Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown, 6th October – 22nd November 2017, features examples of work dating back to the early 1970s.


Let the Dead Leaves Fall: Miguel Martin

Opening: Friday 1 December, 7-9pm

Continues: 2 December 2017 - 24 January 2018

Artist Talk: Saturday 9 December, 12-1pm

Artist Master class: 16 December, 10-4pm


A Free Bus will run between Belfast and Portadown on the evening of the opening. Leaves Belfast from Golden Thread Gallery at 6.45pm. Returns from Portadown at 9pm.

Miguel Martin's new work examines societal attitudes surrounding contemporary mindfulness and its various associations to practices of occultism. The title of the exhibition is adapted from a quote by the 13th century Persian poet and mystic Rumi, who originally wrote, 'be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop', alluding to ideas of letting go and thereby submitting to higher transcendental states of consciousness. Drawing aesthetic influences from minimalism and still life, the tone of the exhibition is softly sinister and includes video, installation and sculptural components. MORE..


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Millennium Court Art Centre Virtual Tour


Experience our gallery online by taking a virtual tour and immerse yourself in Ian Cumberland’s exhibition ’Once Removed’.

Millennium Court Arts Centre offer a range of free events throughout the year for adults, including exhibition openings, artist/curator talks and open mic nights, as well as free events aimed at families, including films and open art days. We also offer a variety of paid classes, workshops and events for both children and adults.

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