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Newry-born collagist goes on show in Belfast

By Elizabeth Baird

Sean Hillen: 100 Works Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. Until Saturday, March 11: This is the first major solo exhibition by the artist in Northern Ireland and focuses on his practice as a collagist, with works dating back to the Eighties.

Having grown up in Newry at the height of the Troubles he went on to study in London at LCP and at the Slade School.

Recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, he sought assistance in fully documenting his collages which will culminate in a book.

The artist's selection of 100 works is represented as a mixture of original pieces many rarely-or-never seen, borrowed from private and public collections.

The Tale of the Thread and Song of the Quilt

The Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid, Antrim

Until Saturday, February 4

Loose thread quilters promote the art of patchwork, appliqué and quilting. The Tale of the Thread features modern quilts while Song of the Quilt features music-themed creations.

Jill Mulligan: Interpretations of a Landscape

The Higher Bridges Gallery, Clinton Centre, Enniskillen

Until Wednesday, February 15

Jill Mulligan describes her evolving style of work on Fermanagh's diverse landscape as 'interpretation, representation and intuition'. Her aim is to create compositions which capture mood and atmosphere that is quintessential to the county.

Using oils, the artist creates layers of flat colour with linear graphite lines defining field, mountain and road.

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