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Artist of the Month October 2017 -  Michael Geddis

Monday 2nd October 2017 at 10am

Michael Geddis is an emerging Northern Ireland artist, who specialises in drawing. Graduating from Belfast School of Art in 2013, Michael’s work won the James White Prize for Drawing at the RDS Annual Student Awards in Dublin.

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Algal Bloom III by Michael Geddis

Artist of the Month September 2017 - Simon McWilliams

Friday 1st September 2017 at 9am

Simon McWilliams studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools in London. He has received almost 30 awards for his paintings in the last 20 years including the Guinness Award at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, a Major Individual Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and Perpetual Gold and Silver Medals from the Royal Ulster Academy.

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Metropolis, Shanghai by Simon McWilliams

Artist of the Month August 2017 - Ciarán Harper

Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 3pm

Ciarán Harper is a recent Fine Art graduate of Ulster University, Belfast, specialising in painting. He was awarded the prestigious Carson McDowell Solicitors Prize at the University of Ulster School of Art degree show in 2016.

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After school by Ciarán Harper

Artist of the Month July 2017 - Mary Theresa Keown

Monday 3rd July 2017 at 10am

Mary Theresa Keown is a contemporary artist originally from Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, now living and working in Dublin. Mary’s paintings are inspired by collages created with cut out images from a variety of sources, to create pictorial paintings that explore the relationship between the images themselves and their historical and cultural references.

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Deadheads by Mary Theresa Keown

Artist of the Month June 2017 - Lisa Ballard

Thursday 1st June 2017 at 10am

Lisa Ballard is a contemporary artist from Belfast, where she lives and works as a member of Cathedral Studios. Lisa’s work takes inspiration from the landscape, simplifying an image and exploring negative space, in order to capture a moment in time.

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Grey Sky and Pink Blossom by Lisa Ballard

Artist of the Month May 2017 - Karl Harron

Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 9am

Karl Harron is an accomplished Glass Artist and Lecturer originally from Belfast. He is noted for design-led craftsmanship, incorporating both cold-working and fire-polishing techniques to produce pieces that possess beautiful translucent tonal qualities.  

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Temple Offering #0110 by Karl Harron

Artist of the Month April 2017: Bronagh Wilson

Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 4pm

Bronagh Wilson is a photographic artist from Belfast, who graduated from the University of Ulster in 2013.

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Hospital by Bronagh Wilson

Artist of the Month March 2017: Jennifer Morrow

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 10am

Jennifer Morrow is a contemporary artist from Lisburn, who graduated from University of Ulster in 2013. Jennifer has hit the headlines in recent week due to her participation in the BBC series, The Big Painting Challenge.

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Jennifer’s painting, ‘Prophecy’, is currently included in the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Artist of the Month December 2016: Deirdre McKenna

Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 10am

Deirdre McKenna is a conceptual artist based in Belfast, who has exhibited her work regionally and internationally over the last ten years.

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Untitled Tragedy currently included in the Arts Council's collection is a miniature sculpture painting depicting the artist's own funeral.

Artist of the Month November 2016: Lisa Malone

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 11am

Lisa Malone is an early career artist, working and living in Northern Ireland. In recent years she has developed an international profile for her work and she currently is based in Flax Art Studios in Belfast.

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Open Exit III is an etching on blue steel. The piece sits within a series of work which uses various print-making techniques

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