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Artist of the Month January 2019 – John McKeag

Thursday 3rd January 2019 at 11am

John McKeag graduated in 1988 with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art (Painting) from Medlock Fine Art Centre in Manchester, and then completed a Diploma in Ceramics at Wandsworth College in London in 1995. Following a brief period assisting the potter Lisa Hammond at her studio in Greenwich, John returned to Belfast in 1999 and went on to complete the “Craftworks” pottery skills course in Derry.

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Black and White Scoops by John McKeag (2015)

Artist of the Month December 2018 – Dougal McKenzie

Monday 3rd December 2018 at 11am

Dougal McKenzie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied painting and drawing at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, before moving to Belfast in 1990 to undertake an M.A. Fine Art Course at the University of Ulster. Dougal continues to live and work in Belfast to this day.

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Return of the Native (A Source of Light) by Dougal McKenzie

Artist of the Month November 2018 – Gareth Reid

Thursday 1st November 2018 at 10am

Gareth Reid was born in Belfast, and studied at the University of Ulster, the Glasgow School of Art, and the Florence Academy of Art. He currently lives and works in Glasgow. In addition to teaching portraiture and life drawing at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Strathclyde University, Gareth runs his own drawing classes in Glasgow and abroad.

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Sleeping Girl by Gareth Reid

Artist of the Month October 2018 – Anne Butler

Monday 8th October 2018 at 2pm

Anne Butler is a ceramic artist based in Belfast. Anne received a BA Ceramics from Ulster University, and an MA Ceramics from the University of Wales in 2000. Anne is a member of both the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBSS), and Contemporary Applied Arts, London (CAA).

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Remnant by Anne Butler

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

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