What's on in Northern Ireland

Belfast: Queen Street Trio 

Belfast: Queen Street Trio 

Queen Street Studios’ spring season opens with Gerard Carson’s ‘Huddled on Foggy Vectors’ which features work in sculpture, 3D animation and digital media. Following on is the Sonorities festival of sound and music with spoken word, sung voices, and soundings by a range of artists. Lastly, ‘MFA1 QSS’ showcases work by students in the two-year MFA programme at the Belfast School of Art.
Gerard Carson: until 24 March; Sonorities: 6 – 10 April; MFA1 QSS: 11 – 26 May

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Armagh: Told, Untold 

Armagh: Told, Untold 

Elin Johnston uses video, 2D moving images, digital imaging and 3D sculptural assemblage in her exhibition ‘Told, Untold’ at the Market Place Gallery. Johnston investigates aspects of collective and individual corporeal presence, and how individual or shared values and responses are shaped.
Elin Johnston: 6 May – 2 July 

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Banbridge: Resting Pressure

Banbridge: Resting Pressure

FE McWilliam Gallery’s ‘Resting Pressure’ is a survey exhibition by Belfast-based artist Sharon Kelly and includes work from the late 1980s to the present. The exhibition provides an opportunity to trace the development of Kelly’s practice, with work in drawing, watercolour, printmaking, sculpture and video that explores themes of resilience, endurance, grief and motherhood.
Sharon Kelly: until 28 May

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Belfast: Three at ArtisAnn

Belfast: Three at ArtisAnn

The ArtisAnn Gallery kicks off the season with Connor Maguire’s show ‘Artefacts of the Pandemic’, a series of paintings around objects that we now use in daily life. Following on from this, Cara Gordon’s ‘Here and Somewhere’ exhibition showcases her recent works in charcoal, ink and acrylic; and Richard Croft exhibits ‘Prints from the Lodge Studio’ with a series of lino cuts created using a large 1930s press.
Connor Maguire: until 26 March; Cara Gordon: 6 – 30 April; Richard Croft: 4 – 28 May

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Belfast: A Fresh Look 

Belfast: A Fresh Look 

The permanent art collection at the Ulster Museum has been refreshed with a complete rehang, showcasing a series of significant new acquisitions. Visitors can enjoy Jacob van Ruisdael’s Cornfield and James Joseph Tissot’s Quiet, while viewing well-known and much-beloved works presented in a new hanging.
Ulster Museum: ongoing

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