Invited artist Philip McFadden speaking about his work on show at the Ulster Museum

November 28, 2016

Philip McFadden took part in the Academy’s Artist Spotlight sessions last Friday together with Hector McDonnell RUA. A big thank you to both artists for their informative talks

 

Philip McFadden

 

This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

November 28, 2016

Wednesday 30th November

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

 

John Behan


Friday 2nd December

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

 

John Rainey & Lucy Turner

 

 

 

 

 

Great drawings by Dominican College students taking part in a ‘Meet the Artist’ session for schools with Keith Wilson RUA. Well done to all!

November 24, 2016

Meet the Artist with Keith Wilson

 

This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

November 21, 2016

Wednesday 23rd November

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

Joe McWilliams PPRUA 

Friday 25th November

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

 

Philip McFadden & Hector McDonnell RUA

 

Saturday 26th November

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 ARUA will take place at 3.30pm on the same day.

Booking: None required

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

 

Dan Dowling ARUA

 

PORTRAIT PAINTING with MICK O’DEA PRHA

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Location: Belfast Room, Ground Floor

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

Maximum no. of participants: 12

Masterclass Fee: £35

 

Mick O'Dea PRHA

 

 

 

This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

November 14, 2016

Wednesday 16th November

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.’

David Crone RUA 

Friday 18th November

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.

 

Chris & Alison


Saturday 22nd October

BRIAN BALLARD RUA – STILL LIFE MASTERCLASS FOR TEACHERS              

In partnership with the AADE (Association for Art and Design Education)

Time: 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 

Teacher's session  

 

WIDER ACCESS TOUR

For wheelchair users and mobility impaired visitors.

An introductory tour of the Academy’s 135th Annual Exhibition.

Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Location: Meet in the Ulster Museum foyer @ 4.45pm

Maximum no. of participants: 10

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

 

 

Exploring watercolours with Barbara Allen ARUA during yesterday’s ‘Meet the Artist’ session for schools

November 09, 2016

  Meet the Artist 1

A great review in the Sunday Times!

November 08, 2016

  Sunday-Times-Review-2016

This week at the Academy’s Annual Exhibition

November 07, 2016

Wednesday 9th November

LUNCHTIME ILLUSTRATED TALK

Barbara Freeman RUA: A Trembling Poetry. Mark Shields RUA, leads a discussion about sources and intentions in her work.

 

Barbara Freeman RUA

 

Friday 11th November

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

 

Marcus Patton & Anne Butler

 

Saturday 12th November

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, www.nmni.com/um or +44(0)28 90440000

Maximum no. of participants: 12

Masterclass Fee: £35

 

Brian Ballard RUA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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