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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.

Artist of the Month November 2017 – Kyle Barnes

Wednesday 1st November 2017 at 11am

Kyle Barnes is an award winning artist from Cookstown. Graduating from the University of Ulster in 2010 with a BA Hons degree in Fine and Applied Arts, Kyle is known for his realistic portrait painting.

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Fixation by Kyle Barnes

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

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