This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

October 31, 2016

Wednesday 2nd November

LUNCHTIME ILLUSTRATED TALK

Betty Brown ARUA & Joanna Mules ARUA discuss their experiences in bronze casting providing insights into this exciting method of working (Learning Zone, Ground Floor).

 

Betty Brown ARUA & Joanna Mules ARUA

 

Friday 4th November

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.

 

Claire, Karen & Daniel

 

This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

October 25, 2016

Wednesday 26th October

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).

Michael Longley 

Friday 28th October

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 sessions. 1.15pm & 1.30pm, meet in Gallery 6, 5th Floor

Bob & Karen 

Saturday 29th October

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.

This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

October 19, 2016

Wednesday 19th October

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

Robert Ballagh 

Friday 21st October

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.

Natalia and Graham 

Saturday 22nd October

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

Masterclass Fee: £25 for AADE members and £35 for non AADE members, payable on the day.

 

Brian Ballard RUA

 

 

Special thanks to visiting Academy Presidents

October 18, 2016

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 seminar ‘The Role of Academies in the 21st Century’ (pictured above, left to right, with Denise Ferran PRUA).

A peak at the 135th Annual Exhibition!

October 18, 2016

Exhibition 1 Exhibition 2 Exhibition 3 Exhibition 4


 

 

The Role of Academies in the 21st Century

October 12, 2016

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 Ulster Academy, Belfast tomorrow @ 2pm in the Ulster Museum. Chaired by writer, Glenn Patterson HRUA.

 

Academy Presidents

 

Annual Exhibition Events

October 11, 2016

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 exhibition, will include guided exhibition tours, workshops, artist talks and lectures and kicks off with a seminar on the relevance  of Academies.

 

JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON THE ROLE OF ACADEMIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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 Ulster Academy, Belfast. Chaired by writer, Glenn Patterson HRUA.

Over 50 years ago, on 29th May, 1966, Sandra Blow, RA (1925 – 2006) wrote to the Sunday Times as a teacher at the Royal College of Art, putting forward her view, then, on the Royal Academy; “Being a teacher, I am often worried by talented, unfashionable painters starting their careers and not finding a gallery to support them. Without straining itself from its moorings, the Academy could accommodate these artists if they were welcomed in an atmosphere free from…fossilised antagonism.’

To what extent do Academies today embrace new and emerging artists? What factors exist which have resulted in the increasing numbers of artists submitting their work through the ‘Open Submission Process’? How do you view Academies and should they change, if at all?

……… come and lend your voice to the open debate.

Date and Time: Thursday 13th October, 2.00pm onwards

Location: Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor

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

 

Events Cover

 

We have moved!

October 07, 2016

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 Diploma Collection).

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Diploma Exhibition

 

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