Arts Council Exhibits Recent Acquisitions at Oriel Gallery
Pictured at the launch of the exhibition with Brendan Jamison's Green JCB Bucket With Three Holes are L-R: Dr Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Brian Sore, Arts Council Board Member, Councillor Brian Graham and Andrew Stewart, Chair of Antrim Borough Arts & Heritage Committee
The Oriel Gallery at Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens is delighted to present Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition from Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Opening on Tuesday 24th January and running until Friday 2nd March, this is an opportunity to see a range of the best work created in Northern Ireland, over the last few years by a selection of emerging and established artists
Dr Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council of Northern Ireland said, “Each year since 2003, we have acquired challenging and innovative art by contemporary artists working in all media in Northern Ireland. Anyone visiting the exhibition over the next few weeks will see the extraordinary quality and range of work from Northern Ireland’s visual artists, which goes far beyond what might be expected of a small region and something to be immensely proud of.
Gary Shaw, Cultural Services Manager at Antrim Borough Council, said,
“Council is delighted to be hosting in its new gallery space at Clotworthy House,
an exciting selection of works by younger up-and-coming Northern Irish artists such as Winston Weir, alongside several artists who have already carved international reputations for themselves. We’ve paintings by artists of the calibre of Dougal McKenzie, Jennifer Trouton, Peter Neil and Simon McWilliams, for instance, who all show their work regularly in galleries around the world. This is a very accessible exhibition and I’d urge everyone to come along.”
The Oriel Gallery at Clotworthy House (028 9448 1338) is open from 9.30am to 5pm (Monday to Saturday) with late opening on Thursday evenings to 9.30pm and admission to the exhibition is free.