What's on in Northern Ireland

Belfast: QSS Shows

Belfast: QSS Shows

The exhibition ‘Emergence V’ at the Queen Street Studios shows works from this year’s Belfast School of Arts’ graduates, including Adam Skinner, Alexandra Campbell, Brea Freeburn, Darcy Patterson, Emma Stewart, Eva Perrott, Louise Kennedy, Luke Foster, Melissa McKee, Natalie Gibson, Reuben Brown and Tomas Antunes. Following that, Clare French’s ‘Oscillate Quietly’ features drawing, painting and film.
Emergence V: 12 – 26 January; Clare French: 2 – 24 February

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Down: Climate Change

Down: Climate Change

Aidan Sloan’s ‘Have you ever heard the likes of it?’ at the Down Arts Centre showcases portraiture and landscapes along with a series of still life studies of tools and instruments. In ‘On the Beach’, Thomas Bevan presents a series of sculptures and collage on the subject of climate change.
Aidan Sloan: 24 November – 20 December; Thomas Bevan: 9 February – 4 March

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Belfast: Landscape at ArtisAnn

Belfast: Landscape at ArtisAnn

Julie Corcoran’s photographs in ‘Looking for Light – The Heroine’s Journey’ at the ArtisAnn gallery are inspired by the landscape around her home. In her exhibition ‘Sightlines’, Valerie Giannandrea McKeag explores the effects of seasonal light and weather on the landscape, while in ‘Apis Mellifera, The Honey Bee’, Raymond Watson’s sculptures and soundscapes examine the importance of bees to the environment.
Corcoran: 30 November – 17 December; McKeag, 4 – 28 January; Watson: 1 – 25 February

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Derry: Flowerfield Arts

Derry: Flowerfield Arts

The exhibition ‘What Autism Means to Me: Creative Voices’ at Flowerfield Arts Centre features artworks from autistic pupils in Northern Ireland. A second exhibition, ‘Uncertain Landscapes’, features Heather McAteer and Alex Dewart’s explorations of themes of distance and alienation through landscape.
What Autism Means to Me: 7 January – 11 February; Uncertain Landscapes: 18 February – 25 March

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Tyrone: Emerging artists

Tyrone: Emerging artists

McKenna Gallery’s exhibition features emerging artists including Diarmuid Breen, winner of the inaugural Anita Young bursary for a mid-career painter. Among the other artists are: Katherine Boucher Beug, Siobhan Bulfin, James Cahill, Anna Campbell, Simon Cook, Margaret Corcoran, Joe Dunne, Cara Gordon, Aimee Melaugh, Peter Monaghan, Robert Ryan and Colin Watson. Image: Joe Dunne
Winter Group Exhibition: until 25 February

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Belfast: Silence is Golden

Belfast: Silence is Golden

Six etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn at the Ulster Museum go on display alongside other works from the museum’s print collection in their exhibition called ‘A Unique Silence’. A master of the Dutch Golden era, Rembrandt’s etchings on show encompass nature, the human face and biblical scenes.
Ulster Museum: until 2 April

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Antrim: Island Arts

Antrim: Island Arts

The Island Arts Centre presents ‘Andrew Gault – Recent Paintings’, in which the artist explores the Irish and Scottish landscapes and the interplay between water, land and weather. Following that, in ‘Degrees of Separation’, Eleanor Wheeler’s sculptures and drawings employ human, animal and architectural elements.
Andrew Gault: until 17 December; Eleanor Wheeler: 12 January – 11 February

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