Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Galleries: Picture says it all for former poet

A NEW exhibition by the experienced Belfast artist Dennis Kelly opens in Co Tyrone tomorrow, where he is having his first show at Gormley's Fine Art gallery on the Dromore Road, Omagh.

A NEW exhibition by the experienced Belfast artist Dennis Kelly opens in Co Tyrone tomorrow, where he is having his first show at Gormley's Fine Art gallery on the Dromore Road, Omagh.

Kelly, a member of the Art Society of Ulster, has been painting for 25 years and favours the medium of enamel paint on board.

A poet in his younger days, he turned to art when he found that words alone could not adequately convey his personal vision of the Irish landscape and how he wanted to express it.

His latest work includes views of ancient west of Ireland sites in Mayo and Kerry, as well as woodland scenes from around Belfast.

And Tyrone visitors to the show will be particularly interested to see Kelly's fine depiction of such familiar local landmarks as the lakes of Gortin Glens and Omagh's Gaol Square and Lovers' Retreat.

The exhibition will continue until July 11.

BELFAST

Exhibition of new works by Terry Bradley, Ten Square, Donegall Square South, June 26 (one night only).

Paint The Town Red - solo exhibition of new work by Valerie Whitworth, Waterfront Hall, until June 27.

The Session - traditional music paintings by Oliver Jeffers, Lyric Theatre, until July 26.

Art In The Van - exhibition of works by 47 contemporary Irish artists, Linen Hall Library, Donegall Square North, until June 28.

Exhibition of vintage Butlin's postcards by John Hinde Studio (Dublin), Belfast Exposed Gallery, Exchange Place, Donegall Street, until July 17.

Paintings and sculptures by Nathalie Du Pasquier, paintings by Sinead Aldridge, Fenderesky Gallery, Crescent Arts Centre, until July 5.

Summer exhibition of lithographs, paintings and sculptures by Louis Le Brocquy, F.E. McWilliam, Colin Middleton, Dan O'Neill and others, Taylor Gallery, 471 Lisburn Road, until June 28.

End of year art and design exhibition, St Malachy's College, Antrim Road, June 24-25.

Autodecay - photographs by Conor Caffrey of burnt-out stolen cars in Co Wicklow, Golden Thread Gallery, 333 Crumlin Road, until July 5.

Joint exhibition by Heather MacKenzie and Alan Wallace, Higgin Gallery, Malone House, until June 28.

Blue Roses - exhibition of new works by Esther Brimage, Townhouse Gallery, 125 Great Victoria Street, until June 26.

Exhibition of contemporary art by Sheila McCarron, Roast Cafe, Lisburn Road, until July 14.

Paintings of town and country by Eric Luney, Lisburn Road Library, until June 30.

Performance art photographs by Peter Richards and amusement park photographs by David Robinson, Ormeau Baths Gallery, until July 12.

Procession - exhibition of recent paintings by Sam Fleming, Old Museum Arts Centre, College Square North, until June 23.

Subtleties Of Mood - new paintings by Lorraine Christie, Gormley's Fine Art, 670 Ravenhill Road, June 21-July 11.

Summer exhibition of works by John Behan, Neil Shawcross, Chris Wilson, Colin Davidson and others, Mullan Gallery, 239 Lisburn Road, until July 5. Also, debut show by Yvonne Moore.

ANTRIM

Clotworthy Arts Centre exhibitions: Screen prints by Josef Albers (Germany), photographs of Andorra by Jorge Tutor (Spain) and mixed media works by David Blair (Antrim). All until June 27.

LISBURN

Life Line - exhibition of new work by Anushiya Sundaralingam, Island Arts Centre, until June 28.

CARRICKFERGUS

Paintings by Thomas Joseph, William Cunningham, Tom Stephenson, JP Rooney and others, The Garden Gallery, Scotch Quarter, until June 30.

BUSHMILLS

Exhibition of paintings by John Johnson, Distillers Arms, Main Street, until July 26.

HOLYWOOD

Fabrics And Fabrication - traditional and modern textile art work, Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra, until October.

Major summer exhibition of Irish art by Brian Ballard, Hamilton Sloan, James McNulty, Norman Smyth and others, Gallery 148, until August 31.

NEWTOWNARDS

Exhibition of Ards TT Races paintings by Debra Wenlock, Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, until June 24.

DOWNPATRICK

Puccini's Protagonists - miniatures exhibition of Puccini characters, Down Arts Centre, until June 28. Also, new works by Connor Maguire, until July 19.

Relic - group exhibition by Martina Corry, Graham Gingles, Jim Manley, Neil Shawcross and others, St Patrick Centre, until July 6. Also, new paintings by Leo Casement.

BANGOR

Exhibition of abstract paintings by Joan Thompson, North Down Heritage Centre, until June 22.

NEWRY

Exhibition of collages by Sean Hillen, Imagos Art Gallery, Forthill Road, until June 30.

ARMAGH

Exhibition of Japanese woodcut prints, Armagh County Museum, The Mall East, until June 21.

Stone sculpture exhibition by Barbara Roder, Market Place Arts Centre, until July 26.

PORTADOWN

Open exhibition for artists with disabilities, Millennium Court Arts Centre, William Street, until July 5.

First anniversary exhibition of paintings by Ross Wilson, JB Vallely, Maurice Wilks, Tom Kerr and others, Prentice Gallery, Armagh Road, until June 30.

MOIRA

New Horizons - paintings by Neil Shawcross, Phelim Egan, William Crozier and Majella O'Neill Collins, Waring Gallery, Main Street, until June 28.

LURGAN

Paintings by Tom Kerr, Des Murray, Marie Carroll, David Gordon Hughes and others, KF Fine Arts, 19 Church Place. Open daily.

OMAGH

Altered Perceptions - paintings by Dennis Kelly, Gormley's Fine Art Gallery until July 11.

Exhibition of new paintings by Janet Ross, Spires Art Gallery, Brookmount Road, until June 21.

COOKSTOWN

Surface Illusion - exhibition by Bernie Quinn, Burnavon Arts Centre, until June 28.

DONDERRY

Photographic exhibition to mark 2004 centenary of Bloomsday, Context Gallery, Artillery Street, until July 5.

COLERAINE

New paintings by Ross Wilson, Neil Shawcross, Ken Hamilton, Paul Walls and others, The Laneside Gallery, 5 Stable Lane, until June 21.

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