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The Belfast Exposed Gallery is the first gallery dedicated to photography in all of Northern Ireland. Established in 1983, it mainly hosts photographic exhibitions from one of its most successful initiatives for community photography - Belfast Exposed. Belfast Exposed is a recognized charitable institution that focuses on imparting training to encourage local communities to take up this art. The gallery also invites photographers from across over the world to exhibit their works here. For those interested, an extensive and interesting digital database of photographs is available online so check their website for those.
The curiously named PS2 is the shortened form of Paragon Studios and Project Space, making it a PS Squared. With a great location in the city center, this studio housed inside a former shop often holds interactive meets and events for artists in Northern Ireland. Purely non-profit and voluntary, PS2 is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Check the website for a list of upcoming events that are sure to delight the avid art-lover, as well as those with a general interest in arts.
Located a bit further from the city center in the 'sailor-town' area of Belfast in an old mill, the Golden Thread Gallery has given a boost to the visual arts scene since 1999. Although there is no permanent collection as such, this spells good news for emerging artists who now have a chance to feature in their well-received ongoing exhibitions. Check website for a list of upcoming events.
Gormleys Fine Art is one of the best known art galleries that showcases local Irish talent from across artistic forms such as sculpture, fine art and a lot more. This gallery in Belfast is worth a visit if you're interested in art, as it entertains both expert collectors, as well as aspiring appreciators of art. The gallery has exhibited the works of artists such as Brian Ballard, Mary Grant, Trevor Geoghegan and several others.