What's on in Northern Ireland

Newtownards Summer at Ards

Newtownards Summer at Ards

The Ards Arts Centre‘s programme begins with ‘Serial Aliquots’, an exhibition by Michael Geddis and Joanne Proctor of intricate drawings from the artists’ three-year collaboration. ‘Following Contours’ features a range of sculptural ceramic vessels by Bernadette Tuite inspired by the Atlantic coast. In July, ‘Next Generation’ sees GCSE and A Level students bring new work to the Centre, celebrating the talent of a new generation of artists. Image: Bernadette Tuite
Serial Aliquots; Bernadette Tuite: until 29 June; Next Generation: 5 – 23 July

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Belfast: Gormleys at the Culloden

Belfast: Gormleys at the Culloden

Gormleys Fine Art hosts a major garden sculpture exhibition of Irish and International sculpture in the grounds of the Culloden Estate and Spa. Among the collection of large outdoor and indoor works are two large Salvador Dali pieces, showing in Ireland for the first time, thanks to a collaboration with The Dali Universe collection in Paris. Other artists on show include Carolyn Mullholland, Bob Quinn, Imogen Stuart and Stephanie Hess. Image: Bob Quinn at Culloden Estate
Culloden Estate: 15 – 30 June

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Banbridge: Scottish colorists

Banbridge: Scottish colorists

The FE McWilliam Gallery and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council present ‘Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection’, with works from the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation and loans from National Museums Northern Ireland. The four key Scottish colourist artists, F C B Cadell, J D Fergusson, G L Hunter and S J Peploe are shown, with artists who were early influencers of their work. The exhibition represents some of the greatest achievements in Scottish art. Their direct contact with French Post- Impressionism and other Fauve artists inspired them to create some of the most innovative British art of the period. Image: Samuel Peploe
F E McWilliam Gallery: until 28 September

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Belfast: ArtisAnn Summer Shows

Belfast: ArtisAnn Summer Shows

‘Those Images that Yet, Fresh Images Beget’ by Raymond Watson is the first of two exhibitions at the ArtisAnn Gallery. The title comes from a response from Seamus Heaney to a series of artworks Watson completed inspired by WB Yeats. Here, Watson looks to Heaney’s work creating an imaginative amalgamation of painting and poetry. An exhibition of paintings by Rosie McGurran features a series of works that evoke the idyllic days of childhood holidays, when making daisy-chains and fishing for tadpoles seemed the only way to spend one’s time. Image Raymond Watson
Raymond Watson: 6 – 29 June; Rosie McGurran: 4 July – 31 August

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Armagh: Blood Horses

Armagh: Blood Horses

‘Blood Horses’ is a collaboration at Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre between poet Moyra Donaldson and artist Paddy Lennon, with their shared interest in horses expressed through this exhibition with a limited edition publication. In both iterations, word and image combine to evoke the history of our human relationship with these creatures, and the part horses play in the lives of those who work with them. Image: Paddy Lennon
Market Place Theatre: 22 July – 7 September

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Belfast: Engine Trio

Belfast: Engine Trio

Three new exhibitions feature at the Engine Room Gallery opening with concurrent displays by John Mc Macken and James Millar. McMacken’s ‘Lyrical Abstracts’ explores creativity and imagination; while the latter artist exhibits ‘Selected Work’, examining the human need for spirituality and religion. Following these, a summer group show includes works by the gallery’s established artists alongside emerging Northern Irish artists, with contemporaries from Italy and Brazil. Image: James Millar
John McMacken and James Millar: 6 – 29 June; Summer Group Show: 4 – 27 July

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Limavady: Roe Valley arts

Limavady: Roe Valley arts

The Roe Vallery Arts Centre presents‘Marankal’, an exhibition of work by artist Anushiya Sundaralingam. A trained printmaker, the artist has recently begun to work in sculpture, using mixed media. Experimenting with materials, approaches and subject matter is at the core of her practice, and is influenced by the connected notion of a ‘self’ in transition and the challenges of identity as well as the nature of belonging, identity and place.
Anushiya Sundaralingam: 15 June – 20 July

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