Finnish curator and visual artist Jussi Koitela spent a week in residence at the Bath House, during which he visited a number of Belfast based artists.
Jussi Koitela is a visual artist and curator based in Helsinki, Finland. He graduated from Tampere Polytechnic University Fine Arts Degree Program (BA) in 2010. Koitela works with conceptual media art and participatory projects. He is interested in social discourses and the settings where they are realized. Koitela is studying in MA is Curating, Managing and Mediating at Aalto University and in Praxis Master’s Programme in Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.
View Jussi’s work here on his website.
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
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
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
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.
Exhibition opening at the Bath House, Thursday 30th January 7 – 9pm
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