28 June
11am to 12pm

Join our gallery guides on a guided tour. Our guides will share some fascinating stories behind Eddie Rafferty’s exhibition, The Pursuit of Happiness.

Featuring prints, drawings, paintings and collages the exhibition depicts the people and places that Eddie has encountered at home and abroad, particularly in South Africa where he worked as an artist in residence.

No booking needed, meet at the information desk.
Entrance: Free

F.E. McWilliam Gallery
200 Newry Rd, Banbridge
T: +44 28 4062 3322

Guided Tour | The Pursuit of Happiness at F.E. McWilliam ...

17 June to 2 September 2017
F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, County Down

The Pursuit of Happiness, a stunning new exhibition by local artist Eddie Rafferty opens to the public on Saturday 17 June. Featuring prints, drawings, paintings and collages the exhibition depicts the people and places that Eddie has encountered at home and abroad, particularly in South Africa where he worked as an artist in residence.

Some of the earliest works in this exhibition are a series of colour lithographs depicting nostalgic subjects including Banbridge’s long demolished Art Deco cinema and Gilford Pigeon Club. These local scenes are depicted in a playful folk-art aesthetic that is in stark contrast to the fine draughtsmanship seen in later etchings, particularly the series of large in heads of young men, made from life in South Africa.

The Pursuit of Happiness | Eddie Rafferty at F.E. ...

2 to 16 June 2017
Garden of Reflection, Bishop st, Derry

The Garden of Reflection present ‘To the Waters and the Wild’. This group exhibition presents recent work by Heidi Nguyen, Maura Mc Glynn and Sarah Davidson and features mainly monotypes and  small oils. Mc Glynn focuses on the sea and islands, Davidson on flowers and portraits and Hguyen on marks and colours

For more information contact Maura, T: 44 28 71 367 413


Group Show at the Garden of Reflection, Derry

3 June to 29 July

Void is proud to present the work of German Paris-based artist Brigitte Zieger. Curated by Gregory McCartney, ‘Other Scenes’ explores virtual and spatial 3D images which relate to history and the integration of displacements between image, sculpture and space.

Zieger’s work relates to her interpretation of political and historical contexts and the images which emerge from them. She employs a diverse range of mediums, from drawing and cut-outs to video, sculpture and wallpaper. At the heart of Zieger’s work is the ability to draw the viewer in through its appealing aesthetic, only to be confronted by the subtle signs of violence which exist just beneath the surface: destruction, alienation, and oppression.

This exhibition explores the space which is represented and produces forms which are both typically digital and seemingly decaying, thus talking simultaneously of the future and of ruins, of a past perishing in a fragmented digital memory and a world in the period of dematerialisation. Zieger is motivated by this materialisation and dematerialisation, by the possibility of offering he viewer the opportunity to find him/herself physically included in this formal proposition, that one can approach as much on the poetic and sensorial, even aesthetic level, as on the conceptual level.

Void, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080

Other Scenes | Brigitte Zieger at Void

Gallery 1 + 2: CHRYSALIS: BA (HONS) Creative Imaging Degree, HND Graphic Design and HND Photography students from Southern Regional College (SRC)
Exhibition runs 2 June to 17 June 2017

Gallery 2: Portadown Visual Arts Society’s 15th Annual Summer Exhibition
Exhibition runs 2 June to 24 June 2017

Millennium Court Arts Centre is delighted to present two exhibitions showcasing the development of work by artists, students and practitioners from the local area. In Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 is the exhibition CHRYSALIS, comprised of work from students from Southern Regional College (SRC). Sharing Gallery 2 is Portadown Visual Arts Society’s 15th Annual Summer Exhibition.

CHRYSALIS (Gallery 1 & 2) is a show-case of work from students completing their studies at Southern Regional College’s Lurgan Campus. The exhibition takes in work by students from the BA (Hons) Creative Imaging Degree course, the National Diploma In Graphic Design and the HND Photography Course. This work will be an eclectic mix of photography, graphic design, media and fine art presented through a range of medium such as photography, video, print, painting, drawing, artist books, sculpture and installations. Themes vary throughout from expressions of individual ideas and concepts to the development and showcasing of a professional or commercial practice.

In Gallery 2 Portadown Visual Arts Society (PVAS) will hold their 15th Annual Summer Exhibition.
PVAS are a local art group who are major stakeholders in the Arts Centre. This exhibition creates another step in providing artistic opportunities for the members in a professional setting. The work, which draws great interest from the local area, will continue to develop ties between MCAC and local practicing artists.

Millennium Court Arts Centre
William Street, Portadown
T: 0044 2838 394415

Two Exhibitions at Millennium Court Arts Centre

8 May to 2 June 2017
Seacourt The Centre For Contemporary Printmaking Unit 20 Dunlop Industrial Units, 8 Balloo Drive, Bangor, Co. Down

According to Our Historians a Meteorite Fell Hissing, is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by David Haughey
In the science fiction novel “We,” by Yevgeny Zamyatin there is occasional reference to a “Two-Hundred-Year War.” The details of the catalysing epoch are never described fully. The reader is left to speculate upon the crisis and the conditions that brought it about. This speculation, is one of the central concerns in this body of work. With any occurrence largely read by digital means, how is the historical timeline composed and events concatenated? How does this lens affect reading, and position an “event” relative to any other moment, with only diffuse edges separating document and fiction in this arena?

The framework put in place to create this work, is a model of how images and data are found and referenced, revealing the flaws, the haphazard nature of search, and the evident human curation, not only of the archive, but the mechanics and structure of how we interact with any archive and its data.

T: +44 (0)28 9146 0595, E:

David Haughey at Seacourt The Centre For Contemporary Printmaking , ...

31 March to 13 May 2017
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, 24 Main Street, Limavady, Co. Londonderry

Half Light is the first exhibition by award-winning photographer, Ellie Davies, in Ireland. Based in Southern England, Davies has been working in UK forests since 2007, making work which explores the complex interrelationship between the landscape and the individual. The forest becomes Ellie’s studio, reflecting her personal relationship with the forest and a meditation on universal themes relating to the human psyche and woodland. For this exhibition, our Curator, Desima, has selected works from Ellie’s body of photographic work —The Gloaming (2011), Between the Trees (2014), and Stars (2014).

T: 02877760650, E:

Half Light | Ellie Davies at Roe Valley Arts + ...