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Emerging Northern Ireland artists showcased in Brussels

Thursday 13th February 2014 at 1pm 0 Comments Visual Arts

11 of Northern Ireland's most talented emerging artists will have their work showcased as part of an exhibition at the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels as part of the Arts Council's Brussels Platform. Image: 11 of Northern Ireland's most talented emerging artists will have their work showcased as part of an exhibition at the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels as part of the Arts Council's Brussels Platform.

Artworks from eleven artists from Northern Ireland will be exhibited at the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels, as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Brussels Platform.

The Brussels Platform is collaboration between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels which involves local musicians, writers, dancers, theatre practitioners and visual artists showcasing their talents at a series of events in the city of the European Parliament to promote the culture and creativity of Northern Ireland.

The 11 artworks, which were purchased by the Arts Council at the University of Ulster’s end of Year Graduate Show in 2013 as part of their collection, will be exhibited in Brussels from 12th February until 15th August 2014.

Dr Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts, at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, commented, “The Arts Council is delighted to have these wonderful artworks from our collection showcased as part of the Brussels platform.  It is a fantastic opportunity for our emerging artist to have their work showcased on a European stage and display the quality and artistic talent we have in Northern Ireland”.

Dr Gerry Mulligan, Head of the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels, added,

“We are delighted to offer a high-profile space for some of our young artists to exhibit their work.  Art should be thought-provoking, engaging and challenging at times.  I look forward to welcoming this newest exhibition to join us in Brussels, where our International audience can experience the work of our young artistic talents in person.”

Artists featured in the exhibition include:

Millie Moore ‘Silent Reflection’

Jennifer Morrow ‘Prophecy’

Rachel Lumsden ‘Untitled I, II & III ( From the Retention Series)

Gavin Mullan ‘Drumgor, Turmoyra, Highfield & Aldervale (From the New City Series)’

Hannah Watson ‘Tumulus I’

Catherine McKena ‘Untitled II (From the Natural Selection Series’

Jan McCullough ‘Portrait of a Man as a Building’

Bronagh Wilson ‘Untitled I, II, III, IV & V (From the Ten Years to 100 Series)’

Jade McCook ‘Amertrine’

Chris McGeown ‘The Seahorse Piece of You and Me’

Eve O’Connor ‘Devote #1’

 

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