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: ‘Belfast Baps’ by Shauna Fox 11th-31st August 2019.

Paintings, sculptures and installations by artist Shauna Fox – an exciting young artist ready to take the art world by storm!

Sunday: 1.30pm – 5pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4pm – 7pm
Thursday: 4pm – 7pm
Friday: 2pm – 7pm
Saturday: 1pm – 6pm

 

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.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

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Various Artists - 'Art & Proud'

July 25th 2019 - Aug 4th 2019

“Darling your soul’s like the flowers on the earth. Grow through what you go through, radiate from the inside out. You are more than just aesthetics, you are you and you are beautiful from within.”

– Danni Simpson


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Shauna Fox - Belfast Baps, exhibition featured image

Shauna Fox - 'Belfast Baps'

Aug 11th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019

Recent painting, installations, sculptures and other artworks by Shauna Fox.

Open to the public from 11th – 31st of August.


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UPCOMING EXHIBITION

'This Island' by Sharon Millar

1st - 23rd December 2019

Sharon is excited to be exhibiting at the new Sea Holly Gallery in the heart of Belfast for the run up to Christmas. Situated above the New Orpheus Bar above The Iconic Harp Bar! Sharon is pleased to show her eclectic moody paintings in this state of the art gallery.


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Gallery 545 Pop-Up: Contemporary Art of Northern Ireland

12th - 26th September 2019

Gallery 545 Pop-up celebrates and showcases twenty artists based in Northern Ireland; this exciting exhibition  features suggestive landscape paintings inspired by beautiful local scenes and fascinating distant lands, vibrant abstract paintings, striking portraits, unique fine art prints, delicate textile pieces and innovative painted objects.


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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Art and Proud exhibition main image

Various Artists - 'Art & Proud'

July 25th 2019 - Aug 4th 2019

“Darling your soul’s like the flowers on the earth. Grow through what you go through, radiate from the inside out. You are more than just aesthetics, you are you and you are beautiful from within.”

– Danni Simpson


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Neil Shawcross - Writers of Belfast Exhibition, featured image

Neil Shawcross - 'Writers of Belfast'

May 9th 2019 – June 30th 2019

“Neil Shawcross is an artist of tremendous integrity. Having gifted this collection to the People of Belfast it seems entirely fitting that this collection will be on display in the Sea Holly, a gallery purpose-built and designed to bring art to the very heart of the city”

– Lindsey Kirk, Gallery Owner


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Julian Friers, portrait of artist Soak

Julian Friers - 'Resonance'

March 21st 2019 - April 28th 2019

Each of the 21 life-sized paintings is a portrait of a person defined by music. They are all, very specifically, associated with Ireland – mostly from here, in some cases moved here, but all contributing to our vast heritage of music. They form an interesting diversity – from the instantly recognizable to less familiar champions and catalysts, all have a story to tell.


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IMAGES OF THE SEA HOLLY GALLERY

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 at The 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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