The Engine Room Town Gallery

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The Engine Room Town Gallery

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Toby A
Canaules-et-Argentieres, France44 contributions
Closed despite claiming to be open!
Nov 2018 • Family
It was completely shut up, obviously closed despite saying again on the door and online that it was open. Make sure you call before you go.
Written November 1, 2018
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irlandais268
Belfast, UK3 contributions
A MUST FOR VISITORS TO BELFAST
Apr 2017 • Friends
The Engine Room Gallery is situated right beside the City Hall in the centre of Belfast and exhibits contemporary local artists. During April there are 3 exhibitions: A Dander Down The Street by John Mc Macken, Oft-repeated by Hollie Sloan and the Ulster University's Students Union spring show. The exhibitions contain mostly paintings and drawings and will give the visitor a sense that the art scene in Belfast is very much alive and the art being produced as important as anywhere else. A must-see for visitors, it should be on every tourist company's itinerary.
Written April 10, 2017
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mariestewart1
Belfast, UK22 contributions
Lovely place and very welcoming
Mar 2017
Lovely place different to other places would recommend coming to here it is a very welcoming and interesting
Written March 22, 2017
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John Mc M
Belfast, UK11 contributions
Amazing art gallery
Jan 2017 • Solo
The Engine Room Gallery is situated beside City Hall and is probably the most important gallery in Northern Ireland as it showcases contemporary art by mostly local artists. It is a must for anyone who wishes to wishes a deeper insight into the Northern Ireland culture.
Written January 25, 2017
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MasseyFergusonWalsh
Belfast, UK15 contributions
Contemporary art in the city centre.
Oct 2016 • Solo
This wonderful gallery is so central and conveniently placed. A rich variety of artwork on display and this changes every month on the first Thursday. The front of house volunteers are very friendly and helpful. It is an excellent retreat from the hustle and bustle of the street outside, into a haven of art. Only slight drawback is the gallery is on the second floor and no lift operating at present. But it is well worth the climb, if you have the use of your lower limbs, to be greeted at the top of the stairs by a majestic portrait of a deer or deers on a mountain top! Oh and it is free admission!
Written November 5, 2016
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CiaraSlevin
Northern Ireland, UK2,641 contributions
Love it!
The Engine Room Gallery is fantastic. It shows a vast range of contemporary art and has fabulous, varied exhibitions. I literally only recently discovered this place existed in Clarence Street, just off Linenhall Street in Belfast BT2 8DY. Although the gallery is located in an ultra cool building and space - glass, shiny tile floors, iron staircases and white walls - it also maintains a warmth and easygoing vibe which I think many art galleries often lack. Welcoming, friendly staff who allow you to browse at leisure and happily provide information and leaflets on current and future shows. This place is great - can't wait for the next exhibition opening - so I can see more compelling art and mosey around this captivating gallery, glass of wine in hand whilst soaking up the vibe. Love it!
Written April 25, 2015
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Hanni_LR43
Whitehead, UK1,697 contributions
Avant-gard in an ultra-modern building
Nov 2014 • Friends
I was fascinated by the snaky dogs made from drift wood. I was talking to the men who were there, I think they said the artist found the wood for it walking on the coast in France. The building is very good as a gallery, light gets in from everywhere. The art is ultra-modern compared to any other gallery I have visited here. I've visited Ormeau Baths and others, but here I'd like to go back and see some more avant-garde work.
Written December 27, 2014
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letterkennycaint
Letterkenny, Ireland12,415 contributions
Art gallery in converted old building
Dec 2014 • Solo
This gallery is between the Ulster Hall and St Malachy's Church, south of City Hall. If you approach from The Ulster Hall, you'll see it's glass front, with RPP written on it, but from the other direction, it looks like an old warehouse. The entrance is on this side (Clarance St).

My first impression was that maybe they are only setting up, but having read the previous review apparently not. A lot of the paintings are on the floor, lying up against the wall, it looks like the exhibition is too big for the gallery. Anyhow, I don't visit many galleries, but if enjoyed my short visit here.
Written December 2, 2014
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Steveodo
Carrickfergus, UK5,842 contributions
Snaky dogs and woven balaclavas
Nov 2014 • Friends
This art gallery is free to enter. I called in with friends. Lots of rooms with paintings by different artists. Two sculptures really intrigued me. One artist had made these bizarre tubular, long legged dogs (see photo). They were textured and coloured like beagles, but were so surprisingly contorted. Elsewhere someone clever had woven, crochet-style, two balaclavas. They're normally black and menacing, covering the faces of paramilitaries, so this was a startling culture clash - the brutal meets the delicate, force meets finesse. Very interesting. I like to take note of artists' names, but we only arrived near closing time, and had to hurry on. I plan to go back for a better look.
Written November 18, 2014
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