DATE: Mon 2nd February – Sat 28th February
Born in Draperstown, Vincent M Kennedy is a self taught artist working almost exclusively in the medium of liquid enamel paints. Very rarely using a brush, he instead drips or pours the paint onto the canvas. He also uses a squeegee to mould and shape the paints on his large abstract paintings.
Vincent was artistic from a very young age and started drawing portraits in his early teens which developed into painting portraits in his early 20’s. Although a skilled portraitist, this form of painting did not satisfy his creative drive or emotional needs.
After studying and researching different forms of abstract art, it was abstract expressionism that captured his imagination. Now working with complete freedom and high energy, and using bold colours, he creates works with spontaneous but often times subconscious direction. He has no fear of making drastic changes while painting but instead trusts his instincts and reactions to the image being created.
Each of Vincent’s paintings is a voyage of self discovery and a unique insight into the artists psyche.
DATE: Wed 1st April – Thurs 30th April
RNIB NI’s Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Museums in Focus’ project brings ‘A Sense of the Past’ exhibition and accompanying book to Mid–Ulster on its nation–wide tour.
‘A Sense of the Past’ explores the social history of blindness in Northern Ireland from the 1800’s through war time to the present day. Discover local blind and partially sighted people’s experiences of education, employment, conflict, home life, sport, leisure and healthcare.
A special feature of this exhibition is the opportunity to use the ‘Penfriend’ device which can narrate any written information for those who struggle to read regular print.
Long Term Exhibition
Ground Floor Gallery ADMISSION FREE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EXHIBITION IS NOT CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY DUE TO ANOTHER TEMPORARY EXHIBITION BEING DISPLAYED AT THIS TIME.
Collective has been created to provide local professional artists with an exhibition platform to present their work to the public on an ongoing basis. We believe that the diverse artistic talent within our district should be celebrated and this exhibition, in the first instance brings together the work of eight of our most successful artists. Many are well known, others up and coming.
Both individually and collectively there is much to be proud of. We hope you enjoy this collaborative showcase. All pieces are available for sale.