Arts Council Exhibition at the Alley Arts Centre
The Arts Council in conjunction with the Alley Arts Centre is delighted to present an exhibition of artworks from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection.
I Hear Dogs Barking, Emma Connolly
The exhibition, which is now open and runs until Friday 16th November, showcases some 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 at the Arts Council, said, “One of the best ways the Arts Council can support our local artists as they build their careers is by purchasing their works. For an artist, having the Arts Council buy your work represents more than a few pounds in the pocket; it is an endorsement which carries weight and opens the door to new opportunities with other art collectors and galleries.
“Each year since 2003 we have put money aside to buy challenging and innovative art by contemporary artists working in all media in Northern Ireland. This exhibition offers a wonderful chance for us to promote and celebrate the tremendous local artistic talent included in our recent acquisitions.”
John Kerr from the Alley Arts Centre, said, “On show we have an exciting selection of works by Northern Irish artists, many of whom have exhibited internationally. We’ve pieces by artists such as Brendan Jamison and Emma Connolly, for instance, who have shown their work regularly in galleries around the world. This is a wonderful exhibition and I’d urge everyone to come along to the gallery to see it for themselves.”
Artworks included in the exhibition:
Simon Burch - Kylemore 1
Zoe Hammil - Pine Cone
Shaleen Temple – Jerita
Jill McKeown – Six Degrees of Separation
Gail Ritchie – Dead Tree, Edenderry
Peter Neil – Chop Gun, Dollar Gun, Flower gun
Gemma Anderson – Robert
Kenny McKendry – The Emigrant
Simon McWilliams – Stairwell
Emma Connolly - I Hear Dogs Barking
Willie McKeown – Forever Painting 20, Forever Painting 23
Zoe Murdoch – Oh Muse Be Near Me Now and Make Strange Song
Brendan Jamison – Green JCB Bucket
Colin Darke - 5 Euro Mannish Boy (The Priest), 5 Euro Mannish Boy (The Delivery)
The Alley Arts and Conference Centre (028 7138 4444) is open from Monday to Saturday 10am- 5pm. Admission to the exhibition is free.