Final week of RUA works on show at the Solomon Gallery, Dublin

February 21, 2017

Neisha Allen ARUA


Highlights from the RUA Annual Exhibition at the Solomon Gallery, Dublin

February 01, 2017

On a recent visit to the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Solomon director Tara Murphy selected her personal highlights of paintings and sculpture by RUA members.  The resulting exhibition comprises work by seven artists, including the President of the RUA, Dr Denise Ferran, and two Solomon Gallery stable artists, Anthony Scott & Frances Ryan.

The exhibition will be opened on Thursday 2 February by the current Royal Hibernian Academy President, Mick O’Dea, and continues until the 25th of the month.


Neisha Allen ARUA

Denise Ferran PRUA

Hector McDonnell RUA

Frances Ryan ARUA

Anthony Scott RUA

Mark Shields RUA

Colin Watson RUA

Solomon Fine Art | Balfe Street, Dublin 2, Ireland  

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Colin Watson ARUA

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