Schools Artists Talks Tours Workshops


Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory guided tour (lasting 40 minutes).

Saturday 7th October 

2.30pm Denise Ferran PRUA

Saturday 14thOctober

2.30pm Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art, National Museums Northern Ireland

Saturday 21st October

 2.30pm Marcus Patton RUA

Saturday 28th October

2.30pm Mary McCaffrey, Exhibitions Manager, RUA

Saturday 28th October 

3.30pm Irish Language tour with Daniel Dowling ARUA

Saturday 4th Novembe

2.30pm Betty Brown RUA

Saturday 11th November 

2.30pm Paul Walls ARUA

Saturday 18th November 

2.30pm Denise Ferran PRUA

Saturday 25th November 

2.30pm Margaret Arthur RUA

Saturday 2nd December

2.30pm Peter Richards ARUA

Saturday 9th December 

2.30pm Carol Graham RUA

Saturday 9th December 

3.30pm Spanish language tour with Gerry Leneghan

Saturday 6th January 

2.30pm Amanda Croft, Specialist in 20th Century and contemporary Irish art.

Location: Meet in Gallery 6th, 5th Floor

Booking: Not required



Enjoy an informal tour of the Academy’s Annual Exhibition followed by tea/coffee and a chat in the museum cafe.

Dates and Times: 

Friday 27th October, tour 11.00am – 12 noon

Friday 10th November, tour 11.00am – 12 noon

Location: Meet in the Ulster Museum foyer.

Booking: Ulster Museum, or 44 (0) 28 9044 0000

Maximum no. of participants: 25

In addition to the above dates, U3A groups, art societies and others can book a tour to suit their needs.



For wheelchair users and mobility impaired visitors

An introductory tour of the Academy’s 136th Annual Exhibition. Blue–badge parking available for this event.

Date: Saturday 18th November, 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Location: Meet in the Ulster Museum foyer @ 4.45pm

Maximum no. of participants: 10

Booking: Ulster Museum, or 44(0)28 9044 0000


Colin Davidson

Colin Davidson is a contemporary artist, living and working near Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Since graduating with a first class honours degree from the Art and Design Faculty at the University of Ulster in 1991, Colin Davidson has exhibited extensively in London, New York, Milan and across Ireland. He has been shown regularly at the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, where he has twice won awards, and has been an Academician of the Royal Ulster Academy since 2006, having won the R.U.A. Gold Medal three times and the Silver Medal twice.

Colin Davidson’s work is in public and corporate collections across Ireland, including the Arts Council for Northern Ireland, the BBC, the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland, Limerick, the Office of Public Works Collection, Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland and Queen’s University, Belfast. A selection of portraits of writers and actors from Colin’s latest body of work is presently on display in the newly-reopened Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Artist Works

Sir Kenneth Branagh

Graphite, crayon and pastel on paper

122 x 112

Sir Kenneth Branagh

Graphite, crayon and pastel on paper

122 x 112