Diploma Collection Tour Tomorrow

January 31, 2017

Join us tomorrow at 12.15pm for a guided tour of the Academy’s Diploma Collection by Denise Ferran PRUA in 5 Donegall Square South.

Since 1930, those elected as Academicians of the RUA have donated a work of high standing, a ‘Diploma Work’, to the Academy. This development also brought in work from Academicians in earlier years and was extended to Associate Academicians in 1990.

Today’s collection includes work by Basil Blackshaw, William Conor, Colin Davidson, Rita Duffy, Carol Graham, TP Flanagan, FE McWilliam, Joseph McWilliams and many more.

Tomorrow’s event is free of charge and all are welcome.


Diploma Collection



135th Annual Exhibtion now closed

January 10, 2017

The Royal Ulster Academy’s 135th Annual Exhibition has now closed following a three month run at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Collection of Artwork

All work must be collected from the Academy’s premises at 5 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 5JA on the following dates:

Sunday 22nd January, 11am – 3pm

Purchased works and Invited Artists works

Sunday 29th January, 11am – 3pm

Selected Artists works and Academy Members works

Last chance to see the Academy’s 135th Annual Exhibition closing today at the Ulster Museum @ 5pm (last submission @ 4.30pm).

January 08, 2017

  135th Annual Exhibition

Last week of the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition

January 02, 2017

The Academy’s 135th Annual Exhibition will close this Sunday (8th January 2017) following a successful run at the Ulster Museum. 

Amanda Croft will lead a final guided tour of the exhibition on Saturday 7th January @ 2.30pm. This is a free drop–in event – no booking required. The tour will commence in Gallery 6 on the 5th floor of the Ulster Museum.

Amanda Croft has worked as an art historian and lecturer for over twenty five years and is a former Teaching Fellow and Head of the History of Art Department at Queen’s University Belfast. 


135th Annual 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