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Artist of the Month September 2018 - Victoria J. Dean

Monday 3rd September 2018 at 12pm

Victoria J. Dean is a photographic artist based in Northern Ireland. She graduated from the Belfast School of Art at Ulster University in 2017 with an MFA in Photography, receiving the Royal Ulster Academy Award for Outstanding Students. In the same year she was a winner in the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards.

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Untitled VIII from ‘The Illusion of Purpose’ series by Victoria J. Dean.

Artist of the Month August 2018 - Ursula Burke

Wednesday 1st August 2018 at 9am

Ursula Burke is an Irish artist who works in a variety of media including porcelain sculpture, embroidery and drawing. Educated at the University of Ulster, Ursula has completed a practice based PhD exploring issues of representation and identity within contemporary Ireland, themes that strongly pervade her work.

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Pillow by Ursula Burke

Artist of the Month July 2018 - David Smith

Monday 2nd July 2018 at 12pm

David Smith is an Irish artist, who has recently returned to live in Ireland having lived and worked in Hong Kong for 11 years. He works primarily in painting, and occasionally in music and photographic projects.

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Trees-Park-Rain by David Smith

Artist of the Month June 2018 - Ailbhe Greaney

Friday 1st June 2018 at 10am

Ailbhe Greaney is a Photographer and a Lecturer in Photography. Born in Galway, Ailbhe graduated from Dublin City University with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Communication Studies, and in 2000 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study for a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography and Related Media at the prestigious School of Visual Arts, New York, graduating with distinction in 2003.

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Nam, Paris (From Street flower series) by Ailbhe Greaney

Artist of the Month May 2018 - Gillian Cullen

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 2pm

Gillian Cullen is a fine artist and illustrator from County Louth, mostly specialising in detailed pencil drawings. Gillian draws inspiration from all elements of nature.

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Washing by Gillian Cullen

Artist of the Month April 2018 - Eddie Doherty

Monday 2nd April 2018 at 10am

Eddie Doherty graduated with an honours degree in Fine and Applied Art: Silversmithing and Jewellery from the University of Ulster in 2006. From his studio in Holywood, Eddie creates unique pieces of jewellery for both commission and exhibition. 

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Silver Necklace with Lava Beads by Eddie Doherty

Artist of the Month March 2018 - Colin McGookin

Monday 5th March 2018 at 10am

Colin McGookin is from Belfast, and is a noted Artist, Photographer, Workshop Facilitator, and Curator.

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The 39 Steppes by Colin McGookin

Artist of the Month February 2018 - Kevin Killen

Friday 2nd February 2018 at 11am

Kevin Killen studied at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College and graduated in 1999, having specialised in 3D design and fine art. His work investigates unseen boundaries and captured movement, reflecting these interests through video animation, photographic drawing, and LED lighting.

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A24 & M1 to Great Patrick Street II by Kevin Killen

Artist of the Month January 2018 – Rachel Leary

Monday 8th January 2018 at 9am

Rachel Leary is a ceramic artist from Omagh. After graduating from the Belfast School of Art in 2014 with a Contemporary Applied Arts degree, she went on to complete a Master’s degree at the Cardiff School of Art & Design in 2015. Rachel has also completed a residency at the prestigious Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark.

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A Material Experience by Rachel Leary

Artists of the Month December 2017 - Claire and Karen Gibson

Friday 1st December 2017 at 9am

Twin sisters Claire and Karen Gibson are ceramic artists from Belfast.  After graduating from the University of Ulster in 1998 with Masters Degrees in Fine and Applied Art, they went on form Red Earth Designs, a successful pottery and framing studio.

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Line and Shadow 1 by Claire Gibson and N.I. Milk Bottles by Karen Gibson.

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