NEWS

2020

Update on 139th RUA Annual Exhibition

After months of uncertainty the 139th RUA Annual Exhibition is scheduled to open at the Ulster Museum, Belfast in October 2020. Deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday 31st July 2020. Apply now to take part http://www.ruaarchive.org/2020-submissions

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139th Annual Exhibition

139th ANNUAL EXHIBITION Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts (RUA) is the largest and longest established body of practising visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of its founding principles is to organise, promote or join in organising and promoting in...

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NEW RUA Archive Site Launched

The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is using the latest 3D virtual techniques to share its entire 2019 Annual Exhibition online in support of artists and to share in the joy of art at this difficult time. President Betty Brown writes: “The first of May usually signals...

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2019

Courier Deliveries to Belfast

Dublin Artists looking for a courier to take pre-selected work to Belfast for the RUA Annual Exhibition can contact either Brian Delaney (Tom Caldwell Installations) brian@tomcaldwellgallery.com or Joe Murphy (Irish Art Services) info@irishartservices.com Tel: +353 63...

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RUA Makes Waves in Enniskillen

The ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY takes RUA on the road with an exhibition of work by approx. 50 members at Waterways Ireland Headquarters in Enniskillen. The exhibition runs until Saturday 2nd March, 2019 and has been made possible through the support of the Arts Council of...

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2018

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Season’s Greetings to all the artists, audiences, sponsors, buyers, volunteers and supporters who have made 2018 a special year! The exhibition is still open at the Ulster Museum until 6th January. Please note that the office is shut from 21st December to 6th January....

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Masterclasses at 59 North Street

The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is offering a series of Masterclasses during in April and May 2018. All classes will be held at the RUA Premises at St. Anne’s Court, 59 North Street, Belfast, BT1 1NB. Classes rang from Printmaking to Life Painting and are suitable...

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2017

Lunchtime Lecture with Penny Brewill (Printmaker)

Don’t miss the next Lunchtime Lecture at 1pm on Wednesday 29th November in the Lecture Theatre at the Ulster Museum. Penny Brewill (printmaker) will discuss the techniques and themes covered by printmakers in this year’s RUA exhibition which has focussed on...

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Culture night with Royal Ulster Academy

The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is part of Culture Night for the second year running. 2017 will be a very special year as our new home in St Anne’s Square, 59 North Street is situated in the very heart of the party. We are open to the public on Friday 22nd September...

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Diploma Collection Tour Tomorrow

Join us tomorrow at 12.15pm for a guided tour of the Academy’s Diploma Collection by Denise Ferran PRUA in 5 Donegall Square South. Since 1930, those elected as Academicians of the RUA have donated a work of high standing, a ‘Diploma Work’, to the Academy. This...

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135th Annual Exhibtion now closed

The Royal Ulster Academy’s 135th Annual Exhibition has now closed following a three month run at the Ulster Museum, Belfast. Collection of Artwork All work must be collected from the Academy’s premises at 5 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 5JA on the following...

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2016

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Exhibiting artists Claire & Karen Gibson and Daniel Nelis will discuss their work in these informal gallery sessions. 1.15pm & 1.30pm, meet in Gallery 6, 5th Floor.

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LUNCHTIME ILLUSTRATED TALKS

Eamonn Maillie remembers Basil Blackshaw RUA (1932–2016) in conversation with the artist’s friends – Brian Ferran HRUA, Neil Shawcross RUA, Jude Stephens and Graham Gingles RUA. Time:1.00pm – 2.00pm Location: Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Booking: Ulster Museum,...

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GUIDED PUBLIC TOURS

Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory tour by Julian Friers PPRUA @ 2.30pm. A further guided exhibition tour in Spanish facilitated by Gerry Lenaghan will take place at 3.30pm on the same day. Booking: None required...

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Schools Programme

Since the opening of our 135th Annual Exhibition over 1,100 pre–booked children and young people have taken part in our school’s programme at the Ulster Museum. This programme will soon be winding up with just a few sessions remaining. If you would like to join our...

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This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

LUNCHTIME ILLUSTRATED TALK Rosie McGurran RUA: ‘Three Men on an Island’ – a tribute to James MacIntyre RUA (1926 – 2015) In the spring of 1951 Belfast artist James MacIntyre received a letter from Gerard Dillon: would he like to join him for a month or so in...

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

John Rainey and Lucy Turner will discuss their work in these informal gallery sessions. 1.15pm & 1.30pm. Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th Floor, Ulster Museum

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LUNCHTIME ILLUSTRATED TALK

Adrian Frazier, author of the book on John Behan RHA, ‘The Bull of Sheriff Street,’ discusses Behan’s work in the company of the sculptor. Location: Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000

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GUIDED PUBLIC TOURS

Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory tour by Anna Liesching, Assistant Curator, Art Department, National Museums Northern Ireland @ 2.30pm. A further guided exhibition tour in Irish facilitated by Daniel Dowling...

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Philip McFadden and Hector McDonnell RUA will discuss their work in these informal gallery sessions. 1.15pm & 1.30pm. Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th Floor, Ulster Museum

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LUNCHTIME ILLUSTRATED TALK

Dickon Hall: The legacy of Joseph McWilliams PPRUA Location: Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Chris Wilson ARUA and Alison Lowry will discuss their work in these informal gallery sessions. 1.15pm & 1.30pm, meet in Gallery 6, 5th Floor.

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LUNCHTIME ILLUSTRATED TALK

Dr. Riann Coulter discusses the work of: ‘David Crone RUA, a retrospective at the F.E.McWilliam Gallery, which continues at the RHA Dublin from 16th November until 21st December 2016.’

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GUIDED PUBLIC TOUR

Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory tour by Marcus Patton VPRUA. THE NUDE FIGURE MASTERCLASS with BRIAN BALLARD RUA Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm Location: Learning Zone, Ground Floor Booking: Ulster Museum,...

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SENIOR SESSIONS for the OVER 65’S

Enjoy an informal tour of the Academy’s Annual Exhibition followed by tea/coffee and a chat in the museum cafe. 11am – 12 noon, meet in Ulster Museum foyer. ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Marcus Patton VPRUA and Anne Butler will discuss their work in these informal gallery...

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Exhibiting artists Claire & Karen Gibson and Daniel Nelis will discuss their work in these informal gallery sessions. 1.15pm & 1.30pm, meet in Gallery 6, 5th Floor.

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SENIOR SESSIONS for the OVER 65’S

Enjoy an informal tour of the Academy’s Annual Exhibition followed by tea/coffee and a chat in the museum cafe. 11am – 12 noon, meet in Ulster Museum foyer ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Bob Sloan RUA and Karen Day–Hutchinson will discuss their work in these informal gallery...

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LUNCHTIME ILLUSTRATED TALK

Michael Longley HRUA – ‘In the Frame: Pictures & Poems’ 1pm in the Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre (image by Jeffrey Morgan, currently on show at the 135th Annual exhibition).

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135th ANNUAL EXHIBITION NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

This year’s Annual Exhibition will be held at the Ulster Museum, Belfast from 14th October 2016 to 8th January 2017 and will once again be sponsored generously by KPMG, the leading Accounting and Professional Advisory Firm. The exhibition will showcase original works...

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Brian Ballard RUA

Brian Ballard RUA – Still Life Masterclass for Teachers in partnership with the AADE (Association for Art and Design Education), 10.00am – 4.00pm Location: Learning Zone, Ground Floor Booking: The AADE, aadeworkshops@gmail.com Maximum no. of participants: 12...

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Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight with Natalia Black ARUA and Graham Gingles RUA.Gallery 6 & 7, Ulster Museum @ 1.15pm & 1.30pm. This is a drop–in event – no booking required.

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Lunchtime lecture with Robert Ballagh

Lunchtime lecture with Robert Ballagh entitled ‘Painting portraits from Gordon Lambert, 1972 to Brian O’Doherty, 2016’. Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum @ 1pm. Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000

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GUIDED PUBLIC TOUR

Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory tour by Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art, National Museums Northern Ireland.

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Special thanks to visiting Academy Presidents

A big thank you to visiting Academy President’s Arthur Watson, President of the Royal Scottish Academy, Michael O’Dea, President of the Royal Hibernian Academy and Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy in London for their participation in the RUA’s...

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The Role of Academies in the 21st Century

Join the conversation with … Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy, London; Arthur Watson, President of the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Michael O’Dea, President of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and Denise Ferran, President of the Royal...

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Annual Exhibition Events

With the support of Belfast City Council and the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland the Academy will present a comprehensive events programme aimed at schools, families, art enthusiasts and the wider general public. These events, which will run throughout the...

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Jack Pakenham RUA and Jim Manley RUA will discuss their work in these informal gallery sessions. 1.15pm & 1.30pm. Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th Floor, Ulster Museum

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We have moved!

The Royal Ulster Academy has moved to new premises at 5 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 5JA – also home to the Engine Room Gallery. The Academy’s office is located on the ground floor with exhibition space on the first floor (currently showing the Academy’s...

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134th Annual Exhibition Closed

The Academy’s 134th Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum is now closed. Thank you to all our exhibiting artists, sponsors, volunteers, staff at the Ulster Museum and of course our many visitors, for making the show such a success! Sold and unsold exhibition works...

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Basil Blackshaw RUA (1932 – 2016)

The Royal Ulster Academy has lost one of its most celebrated and cherished Academicians in the death of Basil Blackshaw. The Academy’s sympathy goes to Helen Falloon, an Honorary Member of the RUA, who gave so much of her time to the Academy, to art in Northern...

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Member’s News

It has been a busy month for a number of our Academy members: An exhibition of work by Margaret Arthur RUA entitled ‘Encaustic Monoprints’ opened at the Engine Room Clarence Street Gallery on Thursday 4th February. This exhibition continues until 27th February....

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The Academy deeply regrets the passing of Harry Reid HRUA

Harry Reid (1935 – 1916) was born in Belfast and was a chartered surveyor by profession and worked for the Valuation and Land Agency. His interest in painting was inspired by his life in Bangor West, where he has lived for most of his adult life, surrounded by the...

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2015

Last week of the Academy’s 134th Annual Exhibition

Only seven days left to view the Academy’s Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum. Opening hours this week are 10am – 5pm from today (Monday 28th Dec) until Sunday. To round off the show we have one last guided tour by Academician Brian Ballard on Saturday 2nd January...

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Guided Public Tours

Compliment your visit to Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory guided tour (40 minutes). Saturday 12th December 2.30pm Amanda Croft MA ADE, specialist in twentieth century and contemporary Irish art. Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6...

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Thanks to this week’s ‘Spotlight’ artists!

Special thanks to Eddie Rafferty ARUA and Alice Blackstock for their thought provoking talks at the Ulster Museum yesterday. Don’t forget to join us next Wednesday @ 1.15 for the last of our Artist Spotlight sessions featuring Julian Friers RUA and Anushiya...

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Waiting for Godot – Portraiture Demonstration

Betty Brown ARUA and Joanna Mules ARUA can be found painting and drawing their nearest and dearest, Willie Heron and Marcus Patton RUA, cast as Vladimir and Estragon from the much loved play, Waiting for Godot. Good craic guaranteed! (Heckling encouraged) Sunday 6th...

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Winter Wonderland

Create a decorative snowflake or star to decorate a wintery window with Academy educator, Emma Berkery, on Saturday 5th December, 2.00pm–4.30pm. Booking: Not required Suitability: Family drop–in event Location: Discover Art, 5th Floor

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What’s it all about?

Combine an exhibition tour, discussion and art–making in this informal session led by Mary Teresa Gribbin. Saturday 5th December, 11am – 12.30pm Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44 (0)28 90440000 Suitability: 15 – 20 yrs Location: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th...

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Artist Spotlight

Exhibiting artists Eddie Rafferty ARUA and Alice Blackstock will speak about their respective work at 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday 2nd December. Talks will take place in the exhibition galleries, in front of the artist’s work. Booking: None required Location:...

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Waiting for Godot – Portraiture Demonstration

Betty Brown ARUA and Joanna Mules ARUA can be found painting and drawing their nearest and dearest, Willie Heron and Marcus Patton RUA, cast as Vladimir and Estragon from the much loved play, Waiting for Godot. Good craic guaranteed! (Heckling encouraged) Sunday 6th...

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Winter Wonderland

Create a decorative snowflake or star to decorate a wintery window with Academy educator, Emma Berkery, on Saturday 5th December, 2.00pm–4.30pm. Booking: Not required Suitability: Family drop–in event Location: Discover Art, 5th Floor

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What’s it all about?

Combine an exhibition tour, discussion and art–making in this informal session led by Mary Teresa Gribbin. Saturday 5th December, 11am – 12.30pm Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44 (0)28 90440000 Suitability: 15 – 20 yrs Location: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th...

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Artist Spotlight

Exhibiting artists Keith Wilson RUA and Peter Neill ARUA will speak about their respective work at 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday 25th November. Talks will take place in the exhibition galleries, in front of the artist’s work. Booking: None required Location: Gallery...

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Reminder: Part two of ‘The Artist’s Reality’

Join us tomorrow for Part 2 of the Academy’s panel discussion ‘The Artist’s Reality’ @ 1pm in the lecture theatre of the Ulster Museum. Participating artists: Tony Hill, Sharon Kelly RUA and Paul Marshall with Mark Shields RUA leading the discussion. Attendance is...

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Irish Language Tour

Join Dan Dowling ARUA for an introductory tour of the Academy’s Annual Exhibition in Irish, this Saturday (21st November) @ 4pm. Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th Floor Beidh, Dan Dowling ARUA, i mbun cainte agus turais i nGaeilge ag an...

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The Artist’s Reality

The second of two panel discussions will take place on Friday 20th November @ 1pm. Three exhibiting artists from this year’s exhibition, whose works span a range of disciplines, discuss the day to day business of making art and surviving as artists. Their ideas,...

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Over 65’s Exhibition Tour

An introductory tour of the Annual Exhibition with Academy educator, Mary Teresa Gribbin. Free large print list of works provided. Friday 20th November, 11am – 12 noon. Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000 Location: Meet in the Ulster Museum...

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Artist Spotlight

Exhibiting artists Ursula Burke and Colin Watson ARUA will speak about their respective work at 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday 18th November. Talks will take place in the exhibition galleries, in front of the artist’s work. Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6...

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Winter Wonderland

Create a decorative snowflake or star to decorate a wintery window with Academy educator, Emma Berkery, on Sunday 29th November, 2.00pm–4.30pm. Booking: None required Suitability: Family drop–in event Location: Discover Art, 5th Floor Participation in all events is...

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Guided Public Tours

Compliment your visit to Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory guided tour (40 minutes). Saturday 28th November 2.30pm Anna Liesching, Assistant Curator, National Museums Northern Ireland Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th...

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Artist Spotlight

Exhibiting artists Mary McCaffrey and Carol Graham RUA will speak about their respective work at 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday 11th November. Talks will take place in the exhibition galleries, in front of the artist’s work. Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6...

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The Artist’s Reality

The first of two panel discussions will take place on Friday 6th November @ 1pm. Three exhibiting artists from this year’s exhibition, whose works span a range of disciplines, discuss the day to day business of making art and surviving as artists. Their ideas,...

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Over 65’s Exhibition Tour

An introductory tour of the Annual Exhibition with Academy educator, Mary Teresa Gribbin. Free large print list of works provided. Friday 6th November, 11am – 12 noon. Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000 Location: Meet in the Ulster Museum...

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Artist Spotlight

Exhibiting artists Mark Revels and Jennifer Trouton RUA will speak about their respective work at 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday 4th November. Talks will take place in the exhibition galleries, in front of the artist’s work. Booking: None required Location: Gallery 6...

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Thanks to this week’s ‘Spotlight’ artists!

Thanks to glass artist Scott Benefield and Italian photographer Alberto Masserin for their very interesting talks this week as part of our Artist Spotlight sessions. Watch out for Mark Revels and Jennifer Trouton RUA next Wednesday.

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This Week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

Artist Spotlight Exhibiting artists Scott Benefield and Alberto Masserin will speak about their respective work at 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday 28th October. Talks will take place in the exhibition galleries, in front of the artist’s work. Guided Exhibition Tour...

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134th Annual Exhibition featured on the Arts Show

Last night on BBC2 NI the Academy’s Annual Exhibition was featured on the Arts Show. Denise Ferran, President of the Academy, talked about the make–up of the organisation, the open–submission exhibition category and highlighted a selection of work including pieces by...

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Exhibition Events

With over 300 works on show at the Ulster Museum, the Royal Ulster Academy’s 134th Annual Exhibition (16th October 2015 – 3rd January 2016) has something to inspire all ages and interests. This year’s events include panel discussions, artist spotlight sessions, guided...

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The Academy’s 134th Annual Exhibition is now open!

This year’s Annual Exhibition was officially opened on Thursday night (15th October) to a packed audience at the Ulster Museum. Speakers on the night included Miceal McCoy – Chairman of Board of Trustees, National Museums Northern Ireland, Jon D’Arcy – Chairman of...

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Joseph McWilliams (born Belfast 1938 – died Belfast 2015)

Joseph McWilliams, as President of the Royal Ulster Academy with Dr. S.B.Kennedy, Keeper of Art, Ulster Museum, showing Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, around the Academy’s exhibition in the Ulster Museum. It is with great sadness that we have to record the death...

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Stephen Snoddy – 2015 Adjudicator

The Academy is delighted to have Stephen Snoddy fly in from England as the guest adjudicator for this year’s exhibition. An acclaimed gallery director throughout the UK, he has been at the forefront of curating international exhibitions by leading artists from across...

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Call for Entries 2015

The Royal Ulster Academy’s 134th Annual Exhibition will take place at the Ulster Museum, Belfast from the 16th October 2015 – 3rd January 2016. With over 80,000 visitors, this long standing event aims to celebrate, enrich and expand contemporary approaches to the...

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Artist Spotlight (last in series)

Exhibiting artists Julian Friers RUA and Anushiya Sundaralingam will speak about their respective work at 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday 9th December. Talks will take place in the exhibition galleries, in front of the artist’s work. Booking: None required Location:...

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2014

Exhibition Events, 9th December – 4th January

SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER GUIDED EXHIBITION TOUR Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory guided tour by Anna Liesching this Saturday at 2.30pm. Anna is assistant curator in the art department of the Ulster Museum, most...

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Exhibition Events, 4th – 9th November

WEDNESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER Artist Spotlight Two exhibiting artists will speak about their respective work at 1.15 and 1.25. Talks will take place in the exhibition galleries, in front of the artist’s work. 1.15pm – Sharon Kelly RUA Sharon Kelly was born in Wiltshire,...

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Exhibition Events, 9th December – 4th January

SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER GUIDED EXHIBITION TOUR Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory guided tour by Anna Liesching this Saturday at 2.30pm. Anna is assistant curator in the art department of the Ulster Museum, most...

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Collection of artwork after the Annual Exhibition closes

Unsold and sold work can be collected from the Royal Ulster Academy on Sunday 18th January 2015. Collection will be staggered by artist’s surname as follows A–D: 11.00am – 12.00pm E–K: 12.00pm – 1.00pm L–Q: 1.00pm – 2.00pm R–Z: 2.00pm – 3.00pm Venue While the main...

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Office closed over Christmas & New Year

The Royal Ulster Academy’s office will be closed from Monday 22nd December 2014 until Monday 12th January 2015 to facilitate the Christmas holidays and the take down of our Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum. The exhibition will close on Sunday 4th January at 5pm,...

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The People’s Choice

Visitors to Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition have been invited to vote for their favourite piece in the show. The votes are now in and we are delighted to announce that Kyle Barnes painting ‘Stephen’ is this year’s People’s Choice. From Cookstown, Northern Ireland,...

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Exhibition Events, 24th – 30th November

SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER Guided Exhibition Tour and Artist Spotlight in Polish Art historian Malgorzata Dynak will give a guided tour of the Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition in Polish this Saturday at 14.30 followed by an artist’s talk by exhibiting artist Andre Mazur....

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Exhibition Events, 18th – 23rd November

WEDNESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER Artist Spotlight Two members of the Academy will discuss their exhibition works at the Ulster Museum. Talks take place in front of the artist’s work (5th Floor, Gallery 6 & 7) and will last approximately 10 minutes. Questions from the...

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Exhibition Events, 11th – 16th November

SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER Guided Tour (signed) Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition with an introductory guided tour by Kim Mawhinney this Saturday at 2.30pm. BSL will be provided by Alison McElvogue, Action on Hearing Loss. Kim Mawhinney...

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Brendan Jamison ARUA interviewed by the BBC

Brendan Jamison ARUA is exhibiting two carved sugar cube sculptures at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition. One of these, ‘The Ulster Tower’, is a tribute to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. To read Brendan’s full interview...

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Exhibition Review in the Belfast Telegraph

The Belfast Telegraph featured the Academy’s Annual Exhibition on Wednesday 29th October with images by Sharon Kelly RUA, Colin Davidson RUA, Sabine Weissbach, Amelia Stein, Carol Graham RUA and Cristina Bunello.

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Exhibition Events – 28th Oct – 2nd Nov

SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER GUIDED PUBLIC TOURS Compliment your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition this Saturday with an introductory guided tour by Amanda Croft MA ADE. The tour commences at 2.30pm and will last approximately 40 minutes. Amanda Croft is...

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Exhibition Events – 21st – 26th October

WEDNESDAY 22ND OCTOBER ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Two members of the Academy will discuss their exhibition works at the Ulster Museum. Talks take place in front of artist’s work (5th Floor, Gallery 6 & 7) and will last approximately 10 minutes. Questions from the public are...

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133rd Annual Exhibition now open!

The opening of the Academy’s Annual exhibition, at the Ulster Museum, took place on Thursday 16th October. Despite torrential rain, the exhibition was very well attended and there was a buzz of excitement when the award winners were announced.

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Call for Entries – 133rd Annual Exhibiton

The Royal Ulster Academy 133rd Annual Exhibition will take place at the Ulster Museum, Belfast from the 17th October 2014 – 4th January 2015. With over 70,000 visitors, this long standing event aims to celebrate, enrich and expand contemporary approaches to the visual...

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2013

Sugar Metropolis

Visitors to the Academy’s Annual Exhibition are invited to transform the landscape of over half a million sugar cubes into an imaginary, sparkling city of the future. This unique, collaborative sculpture installation begins with a meandering river of sugar,...

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2013 Annual Exhibition Adjudicator

Dr Paul Gough has been invited to act as Adjudicator for the Royal Ulster Academy’s 132nd Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum (18 October 2013 – 5 January 2014). Dr Paul Gough is RWA Professor of Fine Arts at the University of the West of England, Bristol where he...

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New workshops for Sept–Dec – sign up now!

The Academy’s education programme for Sept – Dec 2013 includes drawing, painting and mixed media classes. Workshops will be led by members of the Academy and will take place on the 9th Floor of Riverhouse, 48 High St, Belfast. To view our full list of educational...

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RUA Annual Exhibition closed for entries

The Academy’s call for entries to its 132nd Annual Exhibition is now CLOSED – thank you to all who submitted. Artists who opted to deliver their work in person for selection must do so on Sunday 21 July between 11am and 3pm – to download the details click here. All...

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Last day to submit to the RUA’s Annual Exhibition

The Academy’s call for entries to its 132nd Annual Exhibition closes today (Friday 5 July) at 5pm. To enter please choose one of the following options: Submit online (includes uploading images of your work for selection purposes) – click here. Complete an online entry...

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INFORMATION

Opening Times

The RUA office is closed until further notice as staff are working remotely. If you have an enquiry please email info@royalulsteracademy.org or ring 07725316583 and leave a message.

Location

St Anne's Court, 59 North St,
Belfast BT1 1NB

Contact

Tel: 028 9032 0819