Sea Holly Gallery, Above The Orpheus, Above The Harp Bar

A stunning new gallery in the heart of Belfast designed to support and encourage local talent and creativity.

Current Exhibition: Neil Shawcross ‘Writers of Belfast’

From May 9th – June 30th
Thursdays: 4pm-7pm
Fridays: 1pm-7pm
Saturdays: 12pm-6pm
Sundays: 1.30pm-5pm

Best-laid plans

Here you can expect to see work from well-established artists, as well as exhibitions by new and emerging artists. It’s somewhere very special. It’s calm. It’s peaceful. It’s full of light. It’s beautiful. It invites you to reminisce about the past, live in the present and dream about the future.

Here, then, lies a space for consideration and reflection; inspired by a building that meant so much to so many. It is the final piece in the plans set in motion by Willie, Joanne and their late business partner Bruce Kirk. Bruce was a gentleman, who meant so much to so many. He and the Orpheus are more than legendary – they created a legacy.

It’s with great pride that our name is in memory of a wonderfully talented County Down photographer named Jill Todd, who’s sparkling career was cruelly and tragically cut short at just 23 when she lost her life to cancer. The Sea Holly, a little plant found growing in sand dunes and resembles a thistle, was the subject of one of Jill’s early projects.

Jill’s parents, Barrie and Patricia Todd, along with her friends and colleagues, established the Jill Todd Trust to promote early careers in photography and support research into cancer. Barrie’s architecture and design business was for many years part of the Catherdral Quarter community, like us they stuck it out during the Dark, troubled days and lived to tell the tale. Barrie is the architect and designer who brought Willie, Joanne and Bruce’s visions of the gallery to life.

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Find out what’s going on
at Sea Holly Gallery by email

Give us your email address and we’ll make sure your plans for the week are sorted, every week. No rubbish advertising and no giving your details out to every Tom, Dick or Harry. Promise.

How to find us

  • Sea Holly Gallery
  • Above the Harp Bar, 35 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2NB

T: 07754510618

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