ART NOW 6 weekly sessions (Spring)

ART IN DUBLIN - National Gallery of Ireland - 2 May 2018

ART IN DUBLIN - Irish Museum of Modern Art - 16 May 2018    



ART NOW (6 weekly sessions)                     (Spring 2018)    

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.


Spring Series 2018              6 weeks               Class limit: 35                       Fee: £36.00                           

Thursdays      11.00am - 12.30pm, starting 26th April 2018          

Fridays           11.00am - 12.30pm,  starting 27th April 2018        


N.B. The first ART NOW gallery visits on 26th & 27th April will be to see:

        Alison Lowry: Re: New Wallace Collection at R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street,

        Lisburn BT27 4XE


 Click here to view the full itinerary - details for the Spring Series 2018 - see below




26th/27th April                          R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn

                                                      BT27 4XE        Tel: 028 9266 3179


                                                      Alison Lowry: Re: New Wallace Collection


3rd /4th May                              F.E.McWilliam Gallery & Studio

                                                      200 Newry Road, Banbridge BT32 3NB

                                                      Tel: 028 4062 3322

                                                      Mark Shields: The Inaccessible Land – new



10th / 11th May                         Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square

                                                      Newtownards BT23 4NP     

                                                      Tel: 028 9181 0803       

                                                      Charlie Scott: What Fell from the Mountain

                                                       landscape paintings – Georgian Gallery

                                                       Rachel Leary: Ceramics – Sunburst Gallery


17th / 18th May                         ArtisAnn Gallery, 70 Bloomfield Avenue,

                                                      Belfast BT5 5AE                       Mob: 079 053 395 69


                                                      Lisa Ballard: Aura- a reflection on colour –

                                                      recent paintings


24th / 25th May                        The MAC, St Anne’s Square, 10 Exchange Street West,

                                                      Belfast BT1 2NJ    Tel: 028 9023 5053


                                                      Neil Gall: Covers and Counterfeits

                                                      The Fragmented Mind – group exhibition

                                                      Lindsay Seers: Every Thought There Ever Was


31st May / 1st June                   Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Stranmillis

                                                       Road, Belfast BT9 5AB          Tel: 028 9044 0000


                                                       Elizabeth Magill: Headland – recent landscapes

                                                       referencing the Glens of Antrim



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Additional Lectures & Events: Spring 2018


Tuesdays @ Ulster Museum           Out of the Shadows - Modern Women Painters

                                                              from 24th April 2018(6 lectures)


                                                              Registration through the Ulster Museum

Thursdays @ Clotworthy                 Art & the Garden - lecture series x 4

                                                             from 17th May - 7th June 2018 


                                                             Class registration through Clotworthy Arts Centre,

                                                             Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim                                                  






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ART IN DUBLIN                                 WEDNESDAY 2nd MAY 2018     




Emil Nolde: Colour is Life                         (group minimum: 15 – maximum: 30)


The German Expressionist artist Emil Nolde was a prolific painter and printmaker. This exhibition, a collaboration between the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Ireland, will present a bold and colourful survey of his paintings, drawings, etchings, and woodcuts. Included will be scenes of Berlin café culture, calligraphic views of the River Elbe, brilliant studies made on travels to the South Seas, as well as portraits, flower paintings, and imaginative depictions of fantastical creatures in both oils and watercolours. This exhibition will be the first to showcase the work of this important artist in Ireland for over fifty years. All works are on loan from the Nolde Foundation Seebüll, Germany.


Wednesday 2nd May 2018            1.00pm – 2.00pm         Fee:    £15.00


N.B. timed entry ticket – includes entrance and fee for guided tour


Class members, who are responsible for their own travel/lunch arrangements and costs, should meet at the reception desk at the Millennium Entrance, Clare Street, Dublin at 12.45pm sharp.




ART IN DUBLIN                                 WEDNESDAY 16th MAY 2018




Freud Project: The Ethics of Scrutiny


The Ethics of Scrutiny is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project. Placing Freud’s paintings alongside the work of writers Emily Dickinson, John Berger and Lydia Davis, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and artists Gwen John, Kathy Prendergast, Wiebke Siem, Marlene Dumas and Thomas Schütte, The Ethics of Scrutiny calls into question how we see ourselves, how our gazes fall onto one another, and importantly how our identities shift over the cycle of time. The exhibition sees the addition of two major works by Freud, Two Brothers from Ulster, 2001, and Man in a Silver Suit, 1998.  


Wednesday 16th May 2018         11.00am – 12.30pm                        £12.00


N.B. fee includes donation to IMMA


Class members, who are responsible for their own travel/lunch arrangements and costs, should meet at the reception entrance to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin at 10.45am sharp.



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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 Autumn 2018 / Winter 2019 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  August 2018 & Autumn 2018     

  • Art in August 2018 - details of a proposed trip to Liverpool will be posted later
  • Art Now - September - December 2018 - will be posted later
  • Additional Events & Lectures - September - December 2018 - will be posted late


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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 Spring Series 2018