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Arts for All celebrate Cityside expansion with opening of new exhibition

Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 12pm 0 Comments Visual Arts

Elsewhere – An exhibition of paintings by Fiona Rainey Image: Elsewhere – An exhibition of paintings by Fiona Rainey

Arts for All celebrate opening of second retail space in Cityside Retail Park with the opening of a new exhibition.

Elsewhere will showcase work by Fiona Rainey, a Belfast artist who gained a degree in fine art in 1990 at Ulster University.  Since then she has exhibited her work at home and abroad whilst also basing herself at King Street and Fourth Floor Art Studios, Belfast.  Primarily an abstract painter, Fiona is inspired by the ever-changing and uncontrolled aspects of Donegal landscapes.  During the lockdown, she focused on the idea of occupying that other place…. Elsewhere.

Fiona commented, “The paintings on display are all new works created by me during the lockdown. The difference in the scale of the pieces is designed to challenge our perspective and viewing position concerning each piece.  I strive to create a moody, ethereal place where you get lost, off roads, no boundaries and endless time.”

Arts for All’s work is supported through the Arts Council’s National Lottery Funds. Jill McDermott, Arts Coordinator at Arts for All said they were delighted to host Fiona’s exhibition of newly created work. 

“Fiona is not only a talented professional artist but has been a valuable member of the Arts for All team, for 5 years passing on skills to local art class participants in a fun and engaging style.  Much of Fiona’s facilitation work is teaching and helping others to create and make pieces of art.  At last, we can celebrate the wonderful artworks by Fiona herself! Well done Fiona!

Jill went on to comment. “Fiona has created wonderful new paintings that provide a feast for the eyes with bold brushstrokes, murky colours on large canvases.  And if you are worried about heading out currently, we have all the Covid-19 safeguards in place with track and trace/ temperature checks at Arts for All & The Pod in Cityside.”

The National Lottery is playing a critical role in supporting people, projects and communities during these challenging times. Thanks to National Lottery players, £30 million is raised every week for good causes many of whom will be supporting the most vulnerable in communities across the UK during the Coronavirus crisis.

Elsewhere, an exhibition of paintings by Fiona Rainey opens on Thursday 15 October 2020 6-8 pm at Arts for All, Cityside Retail Park, Belfast BT15 1WA. ADMISSION FREE

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