ART NOW 10 weekly sessions    (Autumn & Winter)  

ART NOW 6 weekly sessions (Spring)

ART IN AUGUST -  17 August 2016

ART IN AUGUST - 24 August 2016

ART IN AUGUST - 31 August 2016




ART NOW (10 weekly sessions)                     (Autumn 2016)    

Contemporary art in Northern Ireland now thrives in a wide variety of locations - galleries, artists’ studios and workshops, public spaces and buildings.


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ART NOW gallery visits will introduce you to a different exhibition and venue each week and offer you the opportunity to engage with the work of local, national and international artists who employ different materials, techniques and stylistic approaches.

Details of each week’s visit (in and out of Belfast) will be distributed before the first meeting. Class members are responsible for their own transport arrangements and costs to and from each venue.


Autumn Series 2016              10 weeks               Class limit: 35                       Fee: £60.00                           

Thursdays      11.00am - 12.30pm, starting 29th September 2016          

Fridays           11.00am - 12.30pm,  starting 30th September 2016        


N.B. The first ART NOW gallery visits on 29th & 30th September 2016 will be to see:

        Gerard Dillon - centenary exhibition at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.


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Additional Lectures & Events: Autumn 2016


Tuesdays @ Ulster Museum           All Change! - works reflecting the years 1916/1917

                                                              from 27th September 2016 (10 lectures)


                                                              Registration through the Ulster Museum




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David Crone            Echoes and Reflections


David Crone has had a long career as a painter and as an influential teacher of art, firstly at Annadale Grammar School (1963-1975) and then at the Belfast College of Art until 2001.  This retrospective exhibition of works from public and private collections redresses the fact that although Crone is highly respected by the art world, his work is little known by the general public.


F.E. McWilliam Gallery, 200 Newry Road, Banbridge BT32 3NB


Wednesday 17th August 2016                 11.00am-12.30pm             £6.00




Louis le Brocquy                 The Táin Portfolios


In 1969, Louis le Brocquy produced the Táin portfolios consisting of three sets of twelve black and white lithographic brush drawings selected from the Táin and grouped by theme.  Celebrating the centenary of the artist’s birth in 1916, these beautiful graphic works come from The Model: home of the Niland Collection, Sligo.


The Oriel Gallery, Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens, Randalstown Road,

Antrim BT41 4LH                                                                     


Wednesday 24th August 2016                 11.00am-12.30pm             £6.00




David Hockney                    I Draw, I Do

In celebration of Hockney’s 80th birthday next year and complementing his current show at the Royal Academy in London, this exhibition presents early drawings from the 1950s when Hockney was studying at Bradford College of Art, alongside his acclaimed Paper Pools series, more recent works from the Arrival of Spring 2011 and current iPad portraits of family and friends.

The MAC, St Anne’s Square, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast BT1 2NJ


Wednesday 31st August 2016                  11.00am-12.30pm             £6.00


N.B.  the Art Now gallery groups will also be visiting this exhibition as part of the Autumn Series.



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In addition to the ART NOW gallery visits Arttalks : Artwalks also runs a number seminar days at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.

Information on future Themed Days for Winter/Spring 2017 will be posted at a later date. 

Please contact Arttalks:Artwalks if you are interested in any of these days.

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FUTURE EVENTS  2016/2017      

  • Art Now - January - April 2017 - will be posted later
  • Additional Events & Lectures - January - April 2017 - will be posted later


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Full details of each of these visits will be posted out to class members who have already expressed interest.

if you are interested please contact Arttalks:Artwalks and/or complete the registration form by clicking here.

To register please click here or alternatively download an application form here in MS Word format which you can print it out and return by post or send by email to

Download application form for Autumn Series 2016