Take a signed tour of the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition
Complement your visit to the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts’ 132nd Annual Exhibition with a guided tour led by Kim Mawhinney, National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI), on Saturday 16 November.
The tour will be signed simultaneously by Kristina Laverty from Action on Hearing Loss and takes place at 2.30pm in galleries 6 & 7 on the 5th Floor of the Ulster Museum. There is no booking required, just turn up on the day.
Kim Mawhinney was appointed Head of Art at NMNI in 2009. Prior to this appointment she was Curator of Applied Art at the Ulster Museum for 15 years with responsibility for the glass, ceramic and furniture collections. Kim sits on the Board for Art and Architecture Ireland, a cross-border major research publication. Throughout her career she has curated, juried and selected exhibitions, lectured and written about the history and development of museums and the accessibility of art collections.
A further guided tour of the Academy’s Annual Exhibition will take place on Saturday 7 December @ 2.30pm led by internationally renowned artist Paul Seawright VPRUA with signing once more by Kristina Laverty.
The Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition features work by Academy members, invited artists and artists selected through open submission. Over 260 artworks are on show ranging from painting and printmaking through to sculpture and photographic works. Exhibiting artists include: Basil Blackshaw, Colin Davidson, Paul Seawright, Susan MacWilliam, Donald Teskey, Nick Miller, Elizabeth Magill, Pat Harris, Barrie Cooke, Cristina Bunello, David Crone, Neil Shawcross, Brendan Jamison, Peter Richards, Paddy McCann, Anthony Scott, Mark Shields and Donovan Wylie.
With the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts & Business NI and Belfast City Council the Academy has devised a comprehensive events programme aimed at schools, families, art enthusiasts and the wider general public. These events, which run throughout the exhibition, include guided exhibition tours, ‘in conversation’ sessions with some of Northern Ireland’s most renowned artists, workshops for young and old and an opportunity for every visitor to take part in the creation of an exciting collaborative artwork. Further exhibition highlights include a video gallery showcasing a selection of the most influential local video artists’ work.
Admission to the exhibition and participation in all educational activities is free of charge.