What's on in Northern Ireland

Belfast: Willie Doherty

Belfast: Willie Doherty

A major new exhibition by Willie Doherty opens at the Ulster Museum presenting an overview of his career in photography and time-based media from the 1980s on. A newly commissioned video installation, ‘Where/Dove’ explores the theme of borders, both tangible and imagined, a subject which has dominated Doherty’s work for over four decades.
Willie Doherty: 4 June – 12 September

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Belfast: ArtisAnn Summer

Belfast: ArtisAnn Summer

The ArtisAnn Gallery’s summer programme has exhibitions by two of Northern Ireland’s leading artists. Printmaker Margaret Arthur’s ‘Tides of Life’ contains a series of encaustic monoprints, based on the coastlines of Donegal and Down, while Neil Shawcross shows work from the past decade, including his iconic Penguin book covers and recent paintings based on Andy Warhol’s archive.
Margaret Arthur: 2 – 26 June;  Neil Shawcross: 30 June – 28 August

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Banbridge: Sculptors at Work 

Banbridge: Sculptors at Work 

Since the 1980s, Anne-Katrin Purkiss has photographed dozens of sculptors, often in their studios. She photographed FE McWilliam Gallery in London in 1989, and now, more than 30 years later, the image hangs in a museum dedicated to the sculptor. A collection of over 40 of these images is on view in ‘Sculptors at Work’ at the FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio alongside works by artists such as Elizabeth Frink, Kenneth Armitage, Tim Shaw, Geoffrey Clarke, and Rana Begum.
Sculptors at Work: until Autumn 2021

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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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