Galleries: Magical neon installation at Argory is well worth a visit
Over the last few years the major art exhibitions have tended to concentrate on a limited number of galleries or institutions, mainly around the greater Belfast area.
So, this week I thought it would be a good idea to have a brief look around the province and see what was on show.
The Argory, Dungannon
Last week I briefly mentioned the new installation at the The Argory, a delightful National Trust property in Moy. Here, in the West Hall, where the chandelier used to hang, there is suspended a neon piece by local artist Kevin Killen.
This is a quite stunning and magical piece, one I would particularly like to see at night when it must truly come alive as it twists and turns up through the centre of the stairwell.
Flax Flower: Community Arts Project
FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge
The Flax Flower Community Arts project was inspired by the large-scale poppy installation at the Ulster Museum in the autumn of 2017.
More than 200 blue ceramic flowers will bloom in the sculpture garden until October. These flowers were produced by nine local groups, each of whom attended workshops with Trevor Woods in his Mount Ida Studio to make and glaze their flowers.
Thomas Ferguson's Irish Linen Exhibition
Armagh Visitors' Centre,
Upper English Street
Until October 31
The Belfast College of Art at the University of Ulster was established to train designers for the linen industry.
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen is world renowned for its linen products. Linen has been woven from yarn spun from natural flax fibre for thousands of years and is one of nature's greatest fabrics. Irish linen is widely recognised as the finest of all.