This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

November 30, 2015

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: Gallery 6 & 7, 5th Floor

 

Eddie Rafferty & Alice Blackstock  

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 floor

 

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

 

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 December, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Booking: Not required

Location: Gallery 6 & 7 (5th floor)

A great turn out for yesterday’s Artist Spotlight!

November 26, 2015

Thanks to Academy members Keith Wilson and Peter Neill for their very informative and enjoyable talks yesterday and to all those who turned up to hear them! Join us again next Wednesday for two more artist talks.

 

Keith Wilson & Peter Neill 2

This week at the Academ’y Annual Exhibition

November 23, 2015

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 6 & 7, 5th Floor

Keith Wilson RUA & Peter Neill ARUA  

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 Floor

 

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 free of charge.

 

 

Thanks to this week’s ‘Spotlight’ artists!

November 19, 2015

Thanks to Ursula Burke and Colin Watson ARUA for their very interesting talks this week as part of our Artist Spotlight sessions. Watch out for Keith Wilson RUA and Peter Neill ARUA next Wednesday.

Colin Watson & Ursula Burke

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

November 19, 2015

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 free. All welcome!

Artist's Reality 20th November


This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

November 16, 2015

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 & 7, 5th Floor

 

Colin Watson ARUA

Colin Watson ARUA, Evening, Oil on canvas, 122 × 122 cm


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 foyer

 

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, inspirations, working methods and practices, themes and theories will be explored in this session which will include audience questions and answers. 

Tony Hill's StudioTony Hill’s Studio

Participating artists:

Tony Hill

Sharon Kelly RUA

Paul Marshall

Discussions will be led by Mark Shields RUA

Attendance at the ‘Artist’s Reality’ is free and open to all but if you wish to book please contact the Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044000

Location: Lecture Theatre (ground floor)

 

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 taispeántas Acadamh Ríoga Uladh www.royalulsteracademy.org sa dánlann, 5ú hurlár, Iarsmalann Uladh, Stranmillis, Dé Sathairn beag seo, 21 Samhain ar 4.

 

Dan Dowling ARUA

Dan Dowling ARUA, An Madra Rua agus an Glealach, Oil on canvas, 75 × 100 cm

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the giant crowd who attended yesterday’s Artist Spotlight sessions

November 12, 2015

Mary McCaffrey and Carol Graham 

This week at the Academ’y Annual Exhibition

November 09, 2015

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 & 7, 5th Floor

 

Mary McCaffrey & Carol Graham

 

Guided Public Tours

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

Saturday 14th November

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

4.00pm Jose Torres, Spanish language tour

 

Wider Access Tour for wheelchair users and mobility impaired visitors (Rescheduled)

An introductory tour of the Academy’s 134th Annual Exhibition with Emma Berkery. All blue–badge parking will be reserved for this event.

Saturday 14th November, 5.00pm – 6.15pm

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

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Marks Revels and Jennifer Trouton RUA for delivering such absorbing talks yesterday.

November 05, 2015

  Mark and Jennifer

This week at the Academ’y Annual Exhibition

November 02, 2015

There are a number of events this week to check out…

 

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 & 7, 5th Floor

 

Jennifer and Mark

 

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 foyer

 

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, inspirations, working methods and practices, themes and theories will be explored in this session which will include audience questions and answers.

 

View from Jennifer's studio

Participating artists:

Jonny McEwen

Gail Ritchie

Jennifer Trouton RUA

Discussions will be led by Mark Shields RUA

Attendance at the ‘Artist’s Reality’ is free and open to all but if you wish to book please contact the Ulster Museum, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 9044000

Location: Lecture Theatre (ground floor)

 

What’s it all about?

Tailored exhibition tour and workshop for young people (15 yrs +) led by Academy educator, Mary Teresa Gribbin, on Saturday 7th November from 11am – 12.30pm.

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

Location: Gallery 6 & 7 (5th Floor)

 

Wider Access Tour

An introductory tour of the Academy’s Annual exhibition for wheelchair users and mobility impaired visitors. This tour will be led by Academy educator, Emma Berkery, on Saturday 7th November from 5–6.30pm. 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 @ 4.45pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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