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Downpatrick: Spring at Down Arts Centre

Downpatrick: Spring at Down Arts Centre

Down Arts Centre has three new exhibitions: photographs by Alan Thompson, Alistair Livingstone’s ‘Falling or Flying?’ and a display of work by the Cuan Scribes. Based in the area around Crossgar for the past two years, Thompson’s ‘Contact’ documents the waterways, hidden corners and forgotten industrial past of this region. For his work, artist Alistair Livingstone draws on different sources to interpret the idea of falling and flying, including the biblical notion of a ‘fall from grace’, or wanting to ‘fly’ like Peter Pan. The Cuan Scribes present a range of calligraphy work, with all participants affiliated with the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society.
Alan Thompson: 8 March – 6 April;  Alistair Livingstone: 12 April – 4 May;  Cuan Scribes, 10 May – 1 June

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Portadown: Millennium Court Arts

Portadown: Millennium Court Arts

‘Crossing Permissions’, an exhibition by Sinéad O’Donnell, continues at the Millennium Court Arts Centre. This year-long project saw O’Donnell travel, live and work with women in Asia, South America and Northern Ireland, and the exhibition features elements from each residency. Following this, the Centre hosts ‘Anne Acheson, A Sculptor in War and Peace’ and ‘CAST’, a group show. The former showcases the work of Portadown-born sculptor Acheson, who is perhaps best known for her pioneering work in using plaster of Paris splints on injured servicemen during World War I. In response to this exhibition, ‘CAST’ will present a contemporary response to Acheson’s life and work.
Sinéad O’Donnell: until 27 March; Anne Acheson and CAST, 6 April – 18 May

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Belfast: ArtisAnn Exhibitions

Belfast: ArtisAnn Exhibitions

‘Out of the Stillness’ is a collection of landscapes by Frank Eyre at the ArtisAnn Gallery reflecting on nature and its restorative powers. A graduate of Ulster University, Eyre taught drawing and painting at the (now) Belfast Metropolitan College, until his retirement in 2015. Following this, the gallery exhibits ‘The Emergence of Colour’ by Sam McCready, a new collection based on the memories and feelings evoked by the Irish landscape.
Frank Eyre: 7 – 30 March; Sam McCready: 4 – 27 April

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