27 October to 16 December
Opening Friday 27 October at 7pm.

Living and working between Amsterdam and Kolkata, India, Praneet Soi often develops work through an intuitive understanding of his social, economic and cultural landscape. One of his continuing concerns is the casting of a personal narrative over politicised subject matter. This installation is presented across CCA’s three gallery spaces and is the artist’s most significant presentation in Ireland and the UK to date.

The exhibition will include recent paintings and a newly commissioned sculpture. A video work incorporating the artist’s documentation of the Smyth & Gibson luxury shirt factory in Derry and the Mughal Minto Album at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin is mapped to play on a specially designed curvilinear wall. Included within this body of works is Srinagar – on loan from the Van Abbemuseum collection – an extensive installation of wall-based drawings/texts and 47 papier-mâché tiles meticulously hand-painted with experimental motifs and patterns by the artist and Kashmiri artisans.

Patterns (The Falling Figures and other stories) is generously supported by the British Council, the Mondriaan Foundation, and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. With special thanks to the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, and Smyth & Gibson, Derry.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery St, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG
T: +44 (0) 28 7137 3538

Patterns (The Falling Figures and other stories) | Praneet Soi ...

28 October to 16 December  2017

Exhibition Launch 28 Oct: Christodoulos Panayiotou in Conversation 6pm; Curators Talk 7pm; Launch 7:30-9pm

Where History Begins explores the complex relationship between material culture and historical truth. The development of archaeology in the early 19th Century is closely associated with the categorisation of material culture, preoccupied with the construction of a timeline through which artefacts determine the culture of a society in a space and time. These materials have become indexes within the field of research and when placed within a museum context have become valuable evidence or artefacts evoking a history.

The nature of culture is to be dynamic and constantly shifting, with a multiplicity of histories. This exhibition questions how we construct historical narratives, how there is no one historical truth, and in what way histories have been constructed through the colonial project and particular ideological contexts.

Artefacts that demonstrate the complex history of Derry City and its surrounding area, from the early Neolithic period (c.4000 – 3500 BC) to the Ulster plantation period of the 17th Century are exhibited with national and international contemporary artists revealing comparative histories with other cultures. The artists address the difficult relationship between destruction, conservation, appropriation and collective memory.

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

Where History Begins | Group Exhibition at Void, Derry

6 October to 22 November 2017
Alistair Wilson: Signs and Ciphers

Revealing links across various periods of production, Signs and Ciphers, an exhibition of works by Belfast-based artist Alistair Wilson, is broken into four parts and realised across two galleries. Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice. This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns and the tension for his work to conform to having a fixed state.
The first instalment launched at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on the 3rd August 2017 and focused on Wilson’s more recent practice. This second instalment, at the Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown features examples of work dating back to the early 1970s.

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

Signs and Ciphers | Alistair Wilson at Millenium Court Arts ...

6 October to 27 October 2017

On the back of last year’s exhibition, TAMED, comes the sequel, the difficult second.
Still a Doherty family exhibition of amateur work comprising a diverse range of subjects and ideas in different formats and mediums; heavily influenced by their surroundings and everyday events.

“An exhibition that reflects our inspiration. Enjoy.”
Terry, Andrew, Mark, Pauline, Erin Doherty – TAMPED

Larne Museum and Arts Centre
2 Victoria Road,
BT40 1RN
T: 028 28 262443

TAMPED (The Sequel) | The Doherty Family at Larne Museum ...

6 to 28 October 2017

This exhibition features clients’ work from Action Mental Health’s North Down & Ards New Horizons programme, which offers vocational training, personal development and employment support for those recovering from mental ill health.

The programme includes creative classes, which offer individuals the space to engage with inspirational ideas and skills, leading to a new perspective on themselves, their abilities and potential to explore fresh directions in the future.

This exhibition of works includes photography, print and glass pieces which showcase the clients’ creative talents and reflects the new and changing perspectives of each individual.

Ards Arts Centre
Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards BT23 4NP
T: 028 9181 0803

New Horizons: New Perspectives | New Horizons at Ards Arts ...

26 October 2017 at 2:00pm
Free admission but please book your place in advance.

Exhibiting artist Corrina Askin provides an informative and illustrated talk on her work and creative process as an illustrator and animation artist. Based in Belfast, Corrina trained at the Royal College of Art, London and has been commissioned by Channel 4, MTV, RTE and The Irish Film Board.

Over the last 10 years she has worked principally in creating work for children’s TV and media, including
the animated series, Joe and Jack (RTÉ) and Castle Farm (Milkshake). She currently has two series in pre-development with Brown Bag Films, Dublin and King Rollo, UK and has just illustrated five stories for the CBeebies Storytime App, (downloadable free from CBeebies website) Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Nian and The Elephant and The Mouse.

In book illustration, Corrina has won awards from Bologna Children’s Book Fair, The Bisto Award for illustration and The Cle publishing award. She has also worked with Random House, O’Brien Press, as well as
several independents.

This is a wonderful opportunity for art students aged 16+ and creative practitioners to gain invaluable insight from Corrina on the creative media industries, how to cultivate and submit proposals and her own creative development.

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
24 Main St, Limavady
T: 0044 28 7776 0650

Artist Talk | Corrina Askin at Roe Valley Arts ...

30 September to 11 November 2017

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre were thrilled to have recently discovered the work of Welsh sculptor Ryan Burke.Working from his studio in Belfast, Ryan makes the most extraordinary handcrafted, unique and quirky creatures and characters from found and recycled materials. From small robot characters made from recycled wood which are also lamps to crow-like sculptures, Ryan’s work takes the adult and child viewer into other worlds of fun and creativity, meeting strange, colourful characters and following narratives which ignite the imagination.

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
24 Main St, Limavady
T: 0044 28 7776 0650

New Work | Ryan Burke at Roe Valley Arts & ...

30 September to 11 November 2017

Artist and illustrator Corrina Askin exhibits an exciting new body of work related to two new animation series. The Twinkling Tree is a concept which centres on Jude and the characters who live in a fabulous walled garden. Guided by her friends, Mr. Bones, and Wobbly Bob, she could get lost in conversation at the Bridge of a Thousand Beards or learn to speak in pictures with Hoppy or end up flying in a hot air balloon with The Fearless Boy. The Twinkling Tree is a uniquely eccentric and beautiful show for pre-schoolers about the magic of discovery, trusting in the universe and following your own path in life. Corrina is currently in discussions with a leading animation company to develop this concept further.

Louis and How to Just Be is a feel good emotional guide for 12 years to adult. Louis is for those moments when we get stuck. Humour helps us shift gear and let a ‘hard moment’ pass. Louis and How to Just Be is about stillness, curiosity, and love and not taking ourselves too seriously. It will appear on the CBeebies/ CBBC social media platform in autumn 2017.

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
24 Main St, Limavady
T: +44 (0)28 7776 0650

The Twinkling Tree | Corrina Askin at Roe Valley Arts ...

4 to 8 October

Fermanagh Live Arts Festival for 2017 promises to be a truly creative and engaging family affair, building upon the successes of previous years and the ongoing commitment, creativity and imagination of an experienced team of volunteers, artists, educators and creatives. All dedicated to ensuring this year’s programme is diverse, dynamic and all-inclusive.

Come on board what promises to be a journey of creativity, curiosity, imagination and self-expression during this year’s Fermanagh Lives Arts Festival 2017. Oct 4th to Oct 8th.Celebrating creativity on and off the Island Town and the stunning Waterways.

Visual Art events include:

Cut and Torn | Marion Thomson
Town Hall, Enniskillen

Elsewhere | Douglas Hutton
Waterways Ireland, Sligo Road Enniskillen

Precious Cargo II | Noelle Mc Alinden
The Lovely Leitrim Boatel, Barge, Lough Erne Enniskillen

Thread Softly through Memories | Jenni Mc Grail
The Jolly Sandwich, Enniskillen

La Danse de L Art | Group Exhibition
Hambly and Hambly Gallery, Dunbar House, Enniskillen

Navy Skies and Golden Horizons | Patricia Kelly
Waterways Ireland, Sligo Rd Enniskillen

Postcards from Japan | Mavis Thomson
Enniskillen, Castle Museums, Enniskillen

The Lough | Brian Coulter
The Devenish Gallery, Enniskillen

More information here:

Fermanagh Live Arts Festival 2017