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Galleries: From masterworks to a question of matter

Drawn from Life: People on Paper FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge Until April 1

By Elizabeth Baird

Expect to see some of the most exceptional masterworks from the Arts Council Collection in London, the UK's most widely-seen selection of modern and contemporary art.

Figurative drawings feature Gwen John's delicate lines and the intricate patterns of Harold Gilman. The works of George Fullard, John Golding, Frank Auerbach and John Bratby also represent the stunning mid-20th century works, while the imaginary figures of Charles Avery and Mimei Thompson brings a modern twist. Visitors will also get a unique opportunity to view works by several other internationally-celebrated artists including David Hockey, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Lucien Freud.

Materiality: The Quality of Being Composed of Matter

Ards Art Centre, Newtownards

Until February 25

Exhibiting artists Sally Young, Sandra Robinson, Emma Hawthorne and Trisha Campbell engage with people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and acknowledge the effect the human condition has on their practice. The process of birth, ageing, physical/anatomical health and mental wellbeing are all explored. The diversity reflects the different personalities and life events of its creators.

Seen But Not Heard

Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen

Until September 30

The question of when art meets design in everyday objects is the concept behind this outing, which has been collated by the Local Authority Museums' Network. As our earliest design selection is in the choice of a toy, this exhibition recalls moments in our childhood.

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