Saturday, September 16, 2006

Belfast's newest arts gallery opened by Hugh Mulholland

For those following the Ormeau Arts Gallery debacle earlier this year, you may be interested to know that the ex-director Hugh Mulholland has now opened his own gallery called the third space (name intentionally in trendy lower case). The inaugural show featuring work by Mark McGreevy opened on Thursday night.

You’ll find it in Suite 11/12 of the Scottish Mutual Building, 16 Donegal Square South, behind Belfast City Hall. It's open Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm and 2-5pm, and has a bizarre website at

Hugh Mulholland has also been chosen to curate Northern Ireland’s contribution to the 2007 Venice Biennale.


John Self said...

Hm, nice friendly opening hours for those of us who have to work for a living then... Or as the website says, "Saturday by appointment." Yeah.

Alan in Belfast said...

You're right. I planned to call in at lunchtime today .. except one errand took longer than expected, and I'd past the bewitching hour of 1pm when they close for lunch.

Maybe try again on Friday.

Anonymous said...

RE: the first comment. Some people don't seem to get the fact that this is a commercial gallery, not publicly funded and therefore its opening hours are not that of a public gallery. However, the offer of 'viewing by appointment' makes it actually more flexible for viewing the work as the gallery has offered the opportunity to be open at a specific time to suit visitors who contact them. I did and the gallery was only too pleased to open for me to view the show. Even though it is a commercial space there was no question that I would be purchasing work, but they were very accomodating and they opened the gallery simply to let me see the show.