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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

Artist of the Month September 2016: Scott Benefield

Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 9am

Scott Benefield is an established craft-maker, who specialises in glassmaking.  In 2015 he was granted the Rosy James Memory Award by the Arts Council NI. 

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'Pinwheel Vase' by Scott Benefield illustrates the artist's interest in 16th century Venetian glassblowing.

SIAP2016 in Focus: Anne O’Donoghue Award

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 at 3pm

The Anne O’Donoghue Award aims to support formal or informal courses, mentoring, coaching, supervision, research and/or cultural exchanges with other arts and cultural managers on a national or international level.

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Cath McBride, Company Manager, In Your Space Circus School pictured centre was the recipient of the first Anne O'Donoghue award in 2015

Artist of the Month August 2016: Ian Cumberland

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 at 12pm

Ian Cumberland is an established painter based in Northern Ireland, who has received national acclaim for his portrait work in recent years. 

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'Just to Feel Normal' by Ian Cumberland is currently featured within the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

SIAP2016 in Focus: General Arts Awards

Friday 29th July 2016 at 9am

General Arts Awards offer artists funding of up to £3,000 for specific projects, specialised research, personal artistic development and certain materials/equipment. 

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'Interferences' - Alberto Maserin

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