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Armagh: Vincent Loughran

Armagh: Vincent Loughran

Professional photographer Vincent Loughran has been taking photographs for over fifty years, both for press and independently. For the past eighteen years, his work has taken him to theatrical venues, music halls and music events where he has photographed and documented national and international artists throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland. Vincent has captured famous actors, singers, musicians, comedians, music groups and orchestras over the years. Much of his photographic work has centred around performances at The Market Place Theatre, Armagh and this exhibition celebrates a lifetime photographing artists at the height of their careers.
Let Us Entertain You – Vincent Loughran, Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre, Co. Armagh:  18 Jan –  23 Feb

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Armagh: Sinead O’ Donnell

Armagh: Sinead O’ Donnell

A journey through the performance art body responding to feminine place and landscape in Asia, Latin America and Ireland. The exhibition documents a year long process including to camera performance in video & photograph, drawings & sculptural forms developed in Tokyo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, San Paulo, Fukushima, Bangkok, Solo & Portadown.
Sinead O’ Donnell at Millennium Court Arts Centre Co. Armagh: 2-23 February 2019

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Armagh: Alistair Livingstone

Armagh: Alistair Livingstone

In over forty years working in the theatre and for films, Alistair has designed Ballets, Operas and Dance-works for international companies in Sydney, Tokyo and Buenos Aires, and plays in venues ranging from a cellar in Liverpool to the Abbey Theatre main stage. He is particularly interested in alternative forms of staging and often designs costumes and lighting as well as scenery. Through a rich compilation of drawings, models, plans, photographs and video, the exhibition explores the journey from the initial concept to the final production.
Alistair Livingstone at the Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre Co. Armagh: 11 January – 23 February 2019

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Gavin Porter

Gavin Porter

Artist Gavin Porter presents a collection of recent works on paper. From small intricate graphite studies, to large scale etchings and hyper-detailed abstract ink renderings, the artist exploits the monochrome linear qualities of these mediums in works which present a very particular and unique form of rural gothic surrealism.
Gavin Porter: 8 February – 2 March 2019

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Portadown: Landscape explored at Millennium Court

Portadown: Landscape explored at Millennium Court

A group show, ‘MANMADE’, at the Millennium Court Arts Centre, features work by Kathryn Nelson, Julie McGowan, Sandra Turley, Kate Ritchie, Niamh McCann and Mitch Conlon. The exhibition explores the devastating effect plastic is having on the earth’s oceans. Sinead O’Donnell’s ‘Crossing Permissions’, traces a new landscape from Japan, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and Ireland, incorporating the disciplines of photography, video, art objects and live performance. The exhibition is funded through an Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Award. Image: Kathyrn Nelson
MANMADE: until 3 January; Sinead O’Donnell: 2 February – 27 March Belfast Painting and Science

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Belfast: RUA at the Ulster Museum

Belfast: RUA at the Ulster Museum

The 137th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy continues at the Ulster Museum. The largest and lo gest established body of visual artists in Northern Ireland, the RUA exhibition is a highlight of the artistic calendar. The museum also shows a series of new acquisitions, with artworks from Joseph Wilson, Colin Davidson, Charles Lamb and Hannah Starkey; while ‘Making Her Mark’, showcases the work of women print artists from the collection including Agnes Millar Parker, Gertrude Hermes, Thérèse Lessore and Lady Mabel Annesley.
RUA Annual exhibition: until 6 January; Recent Acquisitions: until 31 March; Making Her Mark: until 14 April

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