Exhibition Review in the Sunday Times
October 28, 2014
The Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition was reviewed by John P O Sullivan on Sunday 26th October.
Exhibition Events – 28th Oct – 2nd Nov
October 27, 2014
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 a specialist in twentieth century and contemporary Irish art.
Exhibition Events – 21st – 26th October
October 21, 2014
WEDNESDAY 22ND OCTOBER
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 welcome. No booking required.
1:15PM BRENDAN JAMISON ARUA
Brendan Jamison is exhibiting two carved sugar cube sculptures at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition. The first is a representation of ‘The Ulster Tower’, located in Thiepval, France – the tower was built as a memorial to the soldiers of the 36th (Ulster) Division who died during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The second sculpture is of Sir Henry Tate’s Mausoleum, located in West Norwood Cemetery, South London.
Brendan attended the University of Ulster for six years gaining a First Class BA Honours degree in Fine and Applied Arts in 2002, followed by a Master of Fine Art in 2004. Over the past ten years, his artworks have been exhibited worldwide with shows in France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Italy, America, Canada, New Zealand, India and China. Recent projects include ‘Sugar Metropolis’, New York, curated by Manon Slome at the new Sugar Hill Museum of Art and a TV commercial featuring a giant human–shaped city made from 221,314 cubes to highlight the dangers of sugary drinks in Los Angeles.
1:25PM BRIAN BALLARD RUA
Born in Belfast in 1943 and trained at the College of Art in Belfast and Liverpool, Brian balances his time in Belfast with that at his retreat on the Donegal island of Inishfree.
His contemporary approach to painting alternates between figurative treatment of nudes, landscape and expressionistic still life, all of which he practices in equal measure and intensity. His work can be found in many collections including The Arts Council of Ireland, A.I.B., Crawford Municipal Gallery Cork, The Ulster Museum, The National Trust, Waterford Wedgewood PLC and Irish Rock Legends U2.
FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER
OVER 65’S GUIDED TOUR
An introductory tour of the Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition with Emma Berkery followed by tea/coffee and conversation in the museum café. Free large–print list of works provided, folding chairs available on request.
Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000
Location: Meet in the Ulster Museum foyer
Maximum no. of participants: 25
133rd Annual Exhibition now open!
October 20, 2014
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 (to view the winning works click here).
’The Hang’ is underway
October 11, 2014
The Royal Ulster Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition is currently being installed at the Ulster Museum. Six days to go!