Six week intensive course covering several key techniques This introductory course is designed to encourage beginners and intermediate printmakers to develop new or further skills in the field of printmaking. During this 6 weeks course participants will be guided through different printmaking techniques such as Monoprinting, Drypoint, Linocut, Chine-collé and Screenprint asa well as the […]

Intro to Print Workshop with Raquel Amat Parra at Belfast ...

Join established printmaker and long-time member Ivan Frew on this weekend workshop in Collograph Printing. Collographs are the printed results from a ‘collage plate’. This course will focus on painterly printmaking techniques, perfect for creating expressive, textured images with a depth of colour and variety of mark-making. From 10am until 4pm each day you will […]

Collagraph Printing with Ivan Frew at Belfast Print Workshop

These fun, informal drawing sessions over six weeks cater to the complete beginner and those who may want to refresh their skills. Each week a different aspect is considered such as texture, colour and tone, perspective, scale and negative space. We will use a variety of wet and dry media but with the drawn line as the main focus.

Dates: Saturdays 3 February – 10 March, 2018
Times: 1-3pm
Fee: 6 weeks course fee: €120

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane,
Charlemont House,
Parnell Square North,
Dublin 1

Booking: 01 222 5550

Beginners Drawing Course at The Hugh Lane, Dublin

7 to 23 December
Preview Wednesday 6 December, 6.30pm

For this special Christmas show several of ArtisAnn’s favourite artists from 2017 will be unpacking a selection of beautifully unique paintings. Ideal Christmas presents for the art lover in your life, or a treat for yourself, these artworks will be snapped up fast on a first come, first served basis, and all are to be sold before Santa steals them for himself.

ArtisAnn Gallery
70 Bloomfield Avenue,

When Angels Sing | Group Exhibition at ArtisAnn Gallery, Belfast

2 to 25 November
Opening reception Thursday 2 November, 6pm for Late Night Art Belfast.

Exhibiting Artists: Sean Campbell, Jill Gibbon , Brendan Jamison, Ciaran Magill, Mark Revels, Gail Ritchie, David Turner

And This Too features seven artists whose work explores, represents or challenges our understanding of contemporary conflict. Their work reflects the diverse and complex issues which surround responses to conflict and includes drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Much of this work is being exhibited for the first time in Belfast. The exhibition highlights the important role which artists play in offering alternative viewpoints of conflict. Art can change our perceptions or increase our understanding of events. This is crucial given the current state of heightened security in which we find ourselves.

Panel Discussion, open to everyone:
Friday 3 November 2 – 4pm;
Chaired by Fiona Ní Mhaoilir, Artist/PhD researcher (Post Troubles Art Production in the North of Ireland)
Speakers: Dr. Jill Gibbon, Leeds Beckett University; Dr Des O’Rawe, Queen’s University Belfast; Brendan Jamison; Gail Ritchie.
All of the participating artists will be in attendance.

Friday 3 November 2-4pm Artist Talks.
An opportunity to join artists, creatives and academics in a lively and wide ranging conversation about how their work explores, challenges, represents or questions our understanding of contemporary conflict.

Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EA
T: 028 9031 1301

And This Too | Group Exhibition at Platform Arts, Belfast

2 to 25 November 2017

Preview Wednesday 1 November 6 – 8pm

Ciarán Harper graduated in Fine Art from the Ulster University, Belfast, in 2016. While still an undergraduate, he completed several commissions and was included in several group exhibitions. After a successful sell-out degree show, including winning the prestigious Carson McDowell Award, Ciaran has gone from strength to strength, with one of his pieces, After School, being was purchased by the Arts Council of NI for its permanent collection.

Within his work, oil paint is united on canvas with raw mediums such as wax or plaster, adding dynamism and depth to the work. Collage and found imagery are both an integral part of his practice, accompanied with harmonious and contrasting imagined elements.

Admission is free.
All art is available to buy, and may be collected/delivered after the exhibition ends.

ArtisAnn Gallery
70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE

Solo Exhibition | Ciarán Harper at ArtisAnn Gallery, Belfast

27 October to 23 December 2017

Exhibition Preview: Thursday 26 October 6-8.30pm

Belfast Exposed presents Catharsis – a new group exhibition which brings together three projects by contemporary photographers who use portraiture in innovative ways to explore and come to terms with complex family or personal histories. Employing different strategies, each artist uses photography as a means to unravel or respond to a repressed narrative around personal identity. Through the process of creative investigation they open a broader dialogue around the constraints that societal norms can impose upon the freedom of individual expression.

Amak Mahmoodian is an Iranian photographer, born the year after the revolution in 1979. She uses the official portraits taken for the Iranian birth certificate – the Shenasmenah – to question the representation of women in her home country. A Shenasmenah is valid for life, but the photograph must be updated in keeping with standards imposed by the government. For a woman, the taking of this photograph is a personally charged affair – her hair must be covered, and her face free of excessive make-up. If the woman’s appearance is not deemed officially ‘correct’, the photograph will be rejected.

By collecting and creating an archive of Shenasmenah portraits and fingerprints, and by taking the time to get to know each of her subjects, Mahmoodian seeks to draw attention to the individual personalities of the women behind their public-facing image.

Through her project, Ken. To Be Destroyed, Sara Davidmann also explores the tensions between an ‘acceptable’ public-facing image and a private personal identity. Sara Davidmann and her siblings inherited an arch.

Belfast Exposed Photography
The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
T: +44 (0)28 9023 0965

Catharsis | Group Exhibition at Belfast Exposed, Belfast