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Belfast; Winter at ArtisAnn

Belfast; Winter at ArtisAnn

The ArtisAnn Gallery kicks off its festive season with ‘Christmas Showcase’, featuring artworks by established and emerging artists. The exhibition will be replenished throughout its run. In the New Year, ‘Belfast is my City’ shows artworks by overseas artists who have made Belfast their home, including Wilhelmina Covington, Lenka Davidikova, Valerie Giannandrea McKeag, Santa Leimane, Jolita Jarutiené, Gary Shaw and Anka Sikora. Following this, an exhibition by artist, scientist and academic Harry McMahon, entitled ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’, brings the worlds of art and science.
Christmas Showcase: until 19 December; Belfast is My City: 6 – 30 January; Harry McMahon: 3 – 27 February 

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Belfast: Queen Street Christmas

Belfast: Queen Street Christmas

Queen Street Studios’ Christmas Show features members Majella Clancy, Susan Connolly, Alacoque Davey, Catherine Davison, Dan Ferguson, Ciaran Harper, Ashley Holmes, Sharon Kelly, Clement McAleer, Sinead McKeever, Grace McMurray, Jane Rainey and Anushiya Sundaralingam, who work in a variety of media. To open its 2021 season, ‘Emergence IV’, the fourth showcase of selected work by recent graduates from the Belfast School of Art takes place in February. Featuring a diverse range of works – from photography and painting to sculpture, video, installation and printmaking – it shows the broad spectrum of work being produced in the School of Art.
Christmas Show: until 16 December; Emergence IV: 4 – 25 February

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Antrim: Gallery 1608

Antrim: Gallery 1608

With the largest selection of art in Northern Ireland, Gallery 1608 covers not just paintings and sculptures, but also represents top Irish ceramicists, glass makers and jewellers. Work is on view throughout the year by gallery artists such as Basil Blackshaw, George Callaghan, Liz Doyle, Freda Gilmore, Cora Harrington, Raymond Kennedy, David McGlynn, Brian Kerr and Jin Yong.
Gallery 1608: ongoing

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Belfast: Renoir’s new era

Belfast: Renoir’s new era

A travelling collection of works from the Courtauld Collection comes to the Ulster Museum and is exhibited in ‘Renoir and the New Era’, which explores Impressionism and art in the late 1800s. ‘Heart of the Collection: Irish Art from after 1870’ complements this with a display from the permanent collection, while Cornelia Parker’s film, Left, Right and Centre (2018), continues its run. The museum also hosts the 139th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition.
RUA Annual Exhibition, until 3 January; Cornelia Parker: until 17 January; Renoir: until 14 February; Heart of the Collection: Irish Art from after 1870: ongoing
 

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