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

2.30pm, 20th October: Betty Brown PRUA

2.30pm, 27th October: Julian Friers PPRUA

2.30pm, 3rd November: Dr Denise Ferran PPRUA

3.30pm, 3rd November: Irish language tour with Daniel Dowling ARUA

2.30pm, 10th November: Betty Brown PRUA

2.30pm, 17th November: Mark Shields RUA

3.30pm, 17th November: Spanish language tour with Gerry Lenaghan

2.30pm, 24th November: Joanna Mules VPRUA

2.30pm, 1st December: Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art, National Museums NI

2.30pm, 8th December: Hector McDonnell RUA

2.30pm, 5th January: Amanda Croft, Specialist in 20th Century & Contemporary Art       


Location: Meet in Gallery 6 & 7, 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 to be confirmed soon.  

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 to be confirmed

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