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Dinner with Tom Bevan

Dinner with New York based artist Tom Bevan in the Bath House. Originally from East Belfast, Tom was in both the Palimpsest exhibition at Golden Thread and the Ulster Museum Troubles exhibition whilst in Belfast.

Dinner with New York based artist Tom Bevan in the Bath House. Originally from East Belfast, Tom was in both the Palimpsest exhibition at Golden Thread and the Ulster Museum Troubles exhibition whilst in Belfast.

PRIME collective at Catalyst Arts

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For A False Sense, the Belfast based PRIME Collective invites visitors to join them at Catalyst Arts at 6pm on Wednesday, 9th July. The gallery will act as the departure point for a journey to Templemore Avenue Swimming Baths in East Belfast.

A False Sense seeks to challenge institutional structures for displaying art whilst asking questions of what the experience of visiting a gallery has become. The exhibition questions ideas around expectation, encounter and uses the peripheries of the gallery as a site for all the work. Catalyst Arts has commissioned the artists to create five new works. The artists selected engage with ideas surrounding architecture, navigation, and boundaries in a variety of media including sound, video, installation, sculpture and critiques.

– See more at Catalyst Arts: A False Sense

PRIME Paper Studio out now

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For the upcoming IKT Congress Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland 2014 curators visit in April, PRIME has created a publication with a number of artists who are not part of an established, city centre studio groups and may therefore not have as much visibility or receive a visit from the IKT curators during the short time that they will be in Belfast.

The publication contains information and images by a number of artists, as well as their contact details and web links.

It is called Paper Studio and it will function as such, allowing curators to take this information with them and discover more about artists working in Belfast, and hopefully it will result in future opportunities for the artists involved.

Paper Studio is supported by the British Council, and is a quality publication that will have an impact beyond the IKT visit, as we will make it available to visiting curators to the city in future. All the participating artists also plan to distribute it internationally independently in order to ensure that it will be a far reaching platform for all involved.

Read more about Paper Studio and the participating artists here

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CORNERS Residency visit

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Artist on the Arts Council Northern Ireland Intercult CORNERS programme visit the Bath House for a PRIME talk and tour.

See more on the CORNERS Intercult website

FLAX PRIME Peer Review

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PRIME would like to invite you to attend the next PRIME Peer Review, this time taking place at Flax Studios on Corporation Street, Saturday 1st March starting at 2pm  and finishing at 3:30pm

The artists presenting are Karine Talec and Ryan Moffett, both are recent UU graduates and have undertaken studio residencies  at Platform (Karine) and Flax (Ryan).

The two Peer Reviews last a maximum of 1 1/2  hours, so that it doesn’t become a big undertaking for artists or audience,  presentations and discussions are kept casual and are facilitated by PRIME. The collective aims to provide a welcoming and supportive place for artists to talk about their work and creates a support network for artists.  In order to offer really involved support we limit the numbers in the group, we would very much appreciate your involvement,  if you would like to take part please RSVP before the 22nd February.

For more information on the past peer reviews please visit the Peer Review section on our website.

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Wish You Were Here

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Exhibition opening at the Bath House, Thursday 30th January 7 – 9pm

EBAF Open Day 2013

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The Bath House opens its doors to visitors and workers during the East Belfast Festival 2013

Peer Review at the Bath House

PRIME Peer Review in the living room

PRIME Peer Review in the living room

We are very pleased to invite you to the first PRIME Peer Review at our new residence,  The Bath House, on Saturday the 27th April at 1pm. The artists presenting are Jacqueline Holt and Dave Loder.

The Peer Reviews are max 1 1/2  hours long in total so that it doesn’t become a big undertaking for artists or audience,  presentations and discussions are kept casual and are facilitated by PRIME. The collective aims to provide a welcoming and supportive place for artists to talk about their work and creates a support network for artists.  In order to offer really involved support we limit the numbers in the group, if you would like to take part please RSVP before the 24th April.

The address is:   4 Glenmore Street, BT5 4HE, the house is directly behind Templemore swimming Baths

PRIME Project Review

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Pssquared Monday 26th November 2012, 5.00 – 6.00pm

PRIME is pleased to announce an open invitation to the 5th Peer Review on Monday 26th November.  Speakers are Susanne Bosch and Duncan Ross. Susanne will talk about her recent project in Ramallah, West Bank and local arts organisations there. Duncan will present work from his time in Nepal and Ballykindler. Talks will start at 5.00pm, all are welcome,  tea and coffee provided.

Peer Review Friday 12 October

PRIME collective will host another peer review on Friday 12 October at 6pm. The review will feature presentations by artists Iain Griffin and Emma Campbell at PS2 alongside an invited guest audience.

Iain Griffin

Iain Griffin is a first class honours graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. His practice attempts to select situations and deconstruct their inner processes. These processes are then alternatively represented. This has taken multiple forms including hiring an Asian man to attend a protest on his behalf, hiring a tribute band to tribute another tribute band, renting out his Art College tutor, selling his best friend on the internet and creating a play entirely out of YouTube comments.

Emma Campbell

Emma was born and raised in Belfast and moved to Wales to study Documentary Photography Course at Newport, after which she relocated to London to explore the photographic industry for over a decade. Recently relocated home, Emma gained a Masters of Fine Art in Photography from the University of Ulster under Paul Seawright, Donovan Wylie and Kaylynn Deveney, her study continues at U.U, with a PhD researching the documentary photography practice of women in the UK.  When not covered in books she is found covered in magazines at the offices of Source Photographic Review.

Emma deals with gendered themes in her personal work and is interested in artists that deal with similar questions peculiar to a feminist perspective. Previously she has explored the portrayal of female adolescence, the diary as an exploration of family identity, the masquerade of gender in photography as well as social and political issues that directly affect women.