Born in N.Ireland, I began my painting career in Kinrosshire, Scotland before moving to the west of Ireland to set up my studio and gallery in an old Victorian Glebe house. After a successful one manshow in Belfast in 1990 I returned to live in County Antrim where I now have a studio gallery at Castlecat near Bushmills.
As I worked on this small pastel, I was deeply mindful of the ebb and flow of each wave and, ultimately, the awesome power of the sea. To be able to see into the depths, down through the crystal clearunpolluted water, is such a blessing. It should make us all so aware of how important it is to care for our environment - after all, we only have the one!
Named after the river that runs through Ballymena, the Braid weaves together history, arts and culture alongside contemporary conference, tourism and civic facilities on a site that has been forcenturies the centre of local civic life. From family activities to special interest events, there's something for everyone.
We provide a dynamic cultural programme of activities throughout the year, including the very best of national and international theatre, music, visual arts and heritage exhibitions, film and engagingcreative learning opportunities. An emphasis of our service is exploring, celebrating and showcasing local stories reflecting the rich cultural diversity of the borough.
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Northern Ireland based Mcilwaine Fine Art Gallery are passionate about original Irish art. On visiting the gallery you will find a friendly welcome and a large selection of paintings by leading Irishartists such as R.B.Higgins, Rowland Hill, Sam McClarnon, Hamilton Sloan, George Gourley, R. W. Milliken and Charles McAuley. The range of Irish artwork includes oil, watercolour, gouache and drawings.
The IADA is delighted to welcome Sol Art as a new member. Sol art gallery represents and promotes the work of national and international, emerging and mid-career, visual artists. The gallery iscentrally located between Ireland's houses of parliament, Trinity college & Dublin's main shopping district Grafton Street. Sol art blends a.
Paul Dennison has been painting fine art for 30 years. He works in pastel and acrylic and his paintings have been exhibited and sold throughout Northern Ireland. His work includes detailed landscapes,still life and various types of animals and birds. Whilst raised in Ballymena, Paul now lives in the coastal town of Carrickfergus and is currently a teacher in Cullybackey College.
Platform is an artist-led studio group and contemporary art gallery based in Belfast's city centre. Our role is to actively promote creative expression, presentation and access to contemporary artpractice through our Exhibition, Education and Studio Programmes. Platform has a number of studio spaces that are rented to our member artists in order to support their professional development as practicing artists. The main gallery, at roughly 3000 square feet, benefits from a very adaptable framework.
Catalyst Arts was formed in 1993 in response to what was seen as a cultural vacuum. It is Belfast's primary artist-led organisation. In accordance with its constitution it is run by unpaid volunteers,and seeks to adopt a poly-vocal strategy towards the promotion of contemporary art practices by large selection of artists and projects from the widest possible range of disciplines.