Exhibition Events, 24th – 30th November

November 24, 2014

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.

Booking: none required

Location: Gallery 6 & 7 (5th Floor, Ulster Museum)

W sobotę 29 listopada w godzinach 14.30–16.30 w Ulster Museum w Belfaście odbędzie się polskojęzyczna prezentacja prac zgłoszonych na tegoroczną wystawę organizowaną przez Royal Ulster Academy of Arts. Częścią programu będzie spotkanie z polskim artystą Andrzejem Mazurem, który zaprezentuje swoją pracę oraz odpowie na pytania publiczności. Po ekspozycji oprowadzi historyk sztuki Małgorzata Dynak. Wstęp na wystawę oraz udział we wszystkich programach edukacyjnych jest bezpłatny.
Serdecznie zapraszamy.

Andre Mazur 

Images by Andre Mazur, l–r: Escape from Wonderland, cut and paste collage and Dutch Lady, oil on panel

 

Sunday 30th November

Festive Fun with Emma Berkery, 14.00–16.00

Transform recycled materials into sparkly Christmas decorations.

Booking: Not required

Suitability: Family drop–in event.

Location: Discover Art (5th Floor, Ulster Museum)

Exhibition Events, 18th – 23rd November

November 17, 2014

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 public are welcome. No booking required.

1.15PM MARK SHIELDS RUA
Mark was born in 1963 and studied at the University of Ulster where he completed a BA in Fine Art and a PGCE in Art and Design. He is represented by the Grosvenor Gallery, London and currently lives and works near Belfast. Mark has exhibited widely including venues such as the Mall Galleries and the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the National Gallery of Ireland. His paintings have also featured in international events such as the Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art, Galerie Brusberg in Berlin, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town and the Basel Art Fair in Switzerland.

1.25PM BOB SLOAN RUA
A practising sculptor since the 1960s Sloan studied at the Belfast College of Art [1959–63] and the Central Schools of Art and Crafts, London [1963–64]. His work can be seen in many public collections including the Arts Councils of Ireland and N. Ireland, Ulster Museum, Queen’s University Belfast, Laganside Corporation, N. Ireland Housing Executive, N.I. Tourist Board and the George Cross Memorial Garden.

 

FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

Guided Tour for Over 65’s

An introductory tour of the Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition at 11am with Emma Berkery, followed by tea, coffee and conversation in the museum cafe. Free large–print list of works provided, folding chairs available on request. Event finishes at 12.30pm.

Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 90440000

Location: Meet in the Ulster Museum foyer

Professor Liam Kelly in conversation with Neil Shawcross RUA, 1–2pm

Liam Kelly is Professor of Irish Visual Culture at the University of Ulster with a specialist interest in modernist and contemporary Irish fine art. He has published widely on contemporary fine art practice. He currently teaches the history and theory of late 19th and 20th century western art and design, having a particular interest in international contemporary art, architecture and design. As a former Director of the Orchard Gallery, Derry he has extensive experience of curating Irish and international art at home and abroad as well as curating site–specific public art projects.

Neil Shawcross was born in Lancashire, England in 1940 and trained at both Bolton and Lancaster Colleges of Art before moving to Northern Ireland in 1962. .He has exhibited widely throughout Ireland for more than thirty years in various galleries including the Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast; Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin; Fenton Gallery, Cork and the Sligo Art Gallery. Neil has also exhibited internationally in London, Hong Kong and the U.S.A and was Professor of Painting at the College of Art in Belfast until his retirement in 2004. He now devotes his time to painting full–time and his work is dominated by portraiture and still life. His election to the Royal Ulster Academy came in 1977 since which time he has been awarded numerous Gold Medals at the Academy’s Annual Exhibitions. He is a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and his work is represented in many private and corporate collections, including the Ulster Museum, Ulster Television, AIB, Aer Rianta, the OPW and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000

Location: Lecture Theatre (ground floor)

 

Mark Shields, Bob Sloan and Neil Shawcross

Left to right:

Mark Shields RUA – With the Eye of Faith, Bob Sloan RUA – Head of Man with Tattoo and Neil Shawcross – Nineteen Eighteen Four

Exhibition Events, 11th – 16th November

November 11, 2014

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 was appointed Head of Art in 2009 at the National Museums Northern Ireland. She was Curator of Applied Art at the Ulster Museum for 15 years with responsibility for the glass, ceramic and furniture collections. Kim currently sits on the main Board for the Art and Architecture Ireland, a cross–border major research publication and on the Board of Craft NI. Throughout her career she has curated, juried and selected a number of exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She has also lectured and written about glass and ceramics, the history and development of museums and the accessibility of art collections.

Booking: none required
Location: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th Floor, Ulster Museum

 

SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER

Focus on Landscape with Julian Friers RUA

Discover the creative you in a comprehensive workshop combining an exhibition tour, discussion and art–making for all levels of experience. This event will commence at 11.30am and finish at 4pm (lunch break included).

Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000
Location: Learning Zone (ground floor), Ulster Museum

 

Julian Friers, Beyond Agadir 

Exhibition Review in Culture NI

November 11, 2014

To read our recent review by Lee Henry on Culture NI click HERE.

 

Review in Culture NI

 

Brendan Jamison ARUA interviewed by the BBC

November 11, 2014

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 click HERE.

 

Brendan Jamison interviewed by the BBC

 

 

 

Exhibition Review in the Belfast Telegraph

November 03, 2014

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.

 

Belfast Telegraph 29th October

 

Exhibition Events, 4th – 9th November

November 03, 2014

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, England in 1960, moving to Belfast in 1983.
She received her BA (Hons) Fine Art in 1986 and MFA in 1989 from the University of Ulster. Her work incorporates drawing, sound and video and has been exhibited widely throughout Ireland, England and internationally (both solo and group exhibitions). Collections include the Print Archive, University of Colorado, USA; Mid America Print Council, Ohio, USA; The Ballinglen Archive, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co Mayo and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

1.25pm – Jennifer Trouton ARUA

Jennifer Trouton is a visual artist currently based in Queen Street Studios, Belfast. Her work has featured in group exhibitions nationally and internationally since graduating form the University of Ulster in the mid nineties. These include ‘Resolutions’ at The Katzen Gallery, Washington DC, Naciente❠at the The Guayasamin Gallery, Cuba and ‘Through our eyes’ at the Drawing Centre, New York. Solo exhibitions include the 18th Street Gallery, Los Angeles, Spectrum Gallery London, The Ashford Gallery, Dublin and The Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. Her work has received continued support from the Arts Council including a funded residency at the Banff Centre of Arts in Banff Canada.
 Previous awards include a 3 month residency at the 18th Street Art Complex in Santa Monica USA and a Golden Fleece Award hosted by the Liliias Mitchell Foundation.

Booking: Not required

Location: Gallery 6 & 7 (5th floor)

 

Sharon Kelly RUA and Jennifer Trouton ARUA

Sharon Kelly – Gutties, Jennifer Trouton – What Remains, No. 26

 

FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER

Kim Mawhinney in conversation with Róisín de Buitlear, 1–2pm

Kim Mawhinney was appointed Head of Art in 2009 at the National Museums Northern Ireland. She was Curator of Applied Art at the Ulster Museum for 15 years with responsibility for the glass, ceramic and furniture collections. Kim was a member of the Project Board for the redevelopment of the Ulster Museum, which reopened in October 2009. She currently sits on the main Board for the Art and Architecture Ireland, a cross–border major research publication and on the Board of Craft NI. Throughout her career she has curated, juried and selected a number of exhibitions both nationally and internationally. She has also lectured and written about glass and ceramics, the history and development of museums and the accessibility of art collections.

Róisín de Buitléar is a visual artist and alumna of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin where she taught for twenty years. She has completed many site–specific installations of blown, cast and architectural work, drawing her inspiration from her cultural heritage. Her artworks are represented in national collections in Ireland, Britain, Japan, China and USA. She is also the outgoing chairperson of the Golden Fleece advisory committee and the cofounder of the Glass Society of Ireland Contemporary Makers. In 2011 the Irish Postal Service featured her work “Catch a breath’ on a national stamp in recognition of her achievements to commemorate The National Year of Craft. She represented Ireland in the European Glass Biennale in Denmark in 2012 and currently has a major exhibition at the Museum of Glass (USA) entitled ‘CAUTION! Fragile’, in collaboration with master glassmakers from Waterford Ireland.

Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000

Location: Lecture Theatre (ground floor)

 

Roisin de Buitlear

 

SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

Wider access tour for wheelchair users and mobility impaired visitors, 5–6.30pm

An introductory tour of the Academy’s 133rd Annual Exhibition with exhibiting artist, Majella Clancy. All blue–badge parking will be reserved for this event.

Booking: Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044 0000

Location: meet in the Ulster Museum foyer @ 16.45.

Maximum no. of participants: 10

 

 

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