A comprehensive exhibition and series of participatory events: highlighting the extraordinary range of technique, imagery and vision of both past and current printmaking community. 40 Years, 40 Prints, 40 Printmakers is a testament to BPW’s printmaking facilities, showcasing the legacy and spirit of a thriving network of artists.
The exhibition features members work alongside prints that each member has chosen from the archive.
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Belfast Print Workshop. To celebrate this achievement, we have created a project, which reflects our longstanding commitment to the atelier tradition. Showcasing the most ambitious selection of artworks from our studio to date, and adopting new methods of engagement to meet the demand of our current following as well as attracting new participants to our existing programme.
For information on the public programme please visit the Crescent Arts Centre website:
Artists Members - Alison Fitzgerald, Anushiya Sundaralingam, Coby Moore, Dónall Billings, Dora McAvera, Eamonn McCrory, Fiona Ní Mhaoilir, Georgia McBride, Helen Lavery, Ivan Frew, Jackie Crooks, James Allen, James Millar, Jonathan Brennan, Joseph McFadden, Josephine McCormick, Julz Marulina, Karen Daye-Hutchinson, Leo Boyd, Liam De Frinse, Linda McBurney, Lynda Hamilton, Marg McArdell, Maura Lynch, Michael Doherty, Pauline Clancy, Pilar Morales C, Raquel Amat Parra, Stephen Conlon
Artists chosen from the archive - Alfonso Monreal, Anne Clarke, Anushiya Sundaralingam, Barbara Rae, Basil Blackshaw, Bill Penney, Ebrahim Ehrari, Elaine Megaghy, F Friel, Gemma Gore, Hughie O'Donoghue, James Millar, John A Evans, Karen Daye-Hutchinson, Kent Jones, Mary Farl Powers, Nick Morley, Paul Seawright, Raymond Henshaw, Una Hyland, Veronica Wallis
This December purchase a unique and special Christmas gift at the heART OF HOPE Art Exhibition.
Top artists from across Northern Ireland including Colin Davidson, Lisa Ballard and Terry Bradley, have donated work to the Northern Ireland Hospice’s bi-annual heART of Hope Exhibition that will run from December 15 to December 22 at The Crescent.
Celebrated artist Colin Davidson, who has donated a study on the late Seamus Heaney, is one of more than 100 artists who have committed work to the exhibition.
The charity, which specialises in providing palliative care to local people, is aiming to raise £30k from the exhibition, which will start with a private auction hosted by art specialists Ross’s on December 14.
Joanna Pawson, Northern Ireland Hospice Events Manager, said: “There’s an amazing collection of art at this year’s exhibition and we are really excited about the prospect of raising valuable funds for Northern Ireland Hospice. There are pieces from Ian Cumberland, Ciaran Magill and Stephen Johnston too.
“We raised £25,000 in 2015 and we are hopeful of raising even more on this occasion, supporting Northern Ireland Hospice to deliver the highest quality palliative care to local people when they need it most.”
The exhibition will be open on:
Friday 15th Dec 10am-8pm
Saturday 16th Dec 10am-5pm
Sunday 17th Dec 10am-5pm
Mon 18th Dec 10am-6pm
Tues 19th Dec 10am-2:30pm
Wed 20th Dec 10am-6pm
Thurs 20/21 10am-7:30pm
Fri 22nd Dec 10am-12noon
Featuring over 100 top artists from across Northern Ireland including Colin Davidison, Terry Bradley, Carol Graham, Brian Ballard, Rita Duffy, Ian Cumberland, Stephen Johnston, Lisa Ballard, Judith Logan, Cupar Pilson and many more.
Open daily from 9am - 8pm
We are delighted to welcome to The Crescent Gallery Polish artists Magdalena Miler, Natalia Majka and Ilona Kazimierska Maja as they present Pol Art NI.
This comprehensive and very personal exhibition, will take visitors on the path that brought the three Polish artists to love Northern Ireland. The work on display shows an extraordinary range of techniques and styles, ranging from traditional oil and acrylic techniques to pastel and gel pens, from bright landscapes to nostalgic portraits and eerie abstract shapes.
The exhibition is supported by Karolina Shop and the Association of Polish Artists in Northern Ireland (APANI)and is open daily from 9am - 8pm and runs from 30 October until 4 November.
APANI aims to promote Polish artists living in Northern Ireland and this exhibition is the first in a series of shows. For POL ART, they have selected three very different artists, who have been brought together by their interest for sensitivity and the experience of life. Whilst at the same time experimenting art through the filter of very different personalities and styles.
Magdalena Miler, born in 1968 in Bydgoszcz, Poland, is a Member of the Board and Chairman of the Association of Polish Artists NI. Professional photographer and retoucher, she’s also interested in design and decoration. She’s been specializing in the dotting technique (stippling) for over 30 years, adapting gel and ink pen to her abstract creations.
Ilona Kazimierska Maja, born in Bedzin, Poland, is a Member of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Association of Polish Artists NI. She started painting after moving to Northern Ireland, inspired by the country’s breath-taking landscapes. Her work is about fleeting moments,about the beauty of nature and its connection with the artist’s memories, about finding herself and her place in the world through the pastel, watercolour and oil technique.
Natalia Majka, born in 1995 in Bedzin, Poland, studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Winner of the competition “On the walls lived hope”, Natalia likes to experiment all forms of arts, from murals and graphics, to films and scenographies. She uses oil and acrylic painting to express her emotional self-research by focusing on her intuition and impulses in order to portrait people and places of her daily life.
The Crescent, is excited to present The Tutors Art & Crafts Exhibition in The Crescent Gallery from 7th – 16th September.
For almost 40 years, The Crescent has worked with various artists across an extensive range of disciplines and these artists have inspired many hundreds of students generously sharing their knowledge and skills as part of our learning programme.
For the very first time, we are bringing together a collection of work from these artists to showcase the amazing talent and diversity that exists within our very own creative community!
In addition to showcasing their talent, this exhibition will also serve as an opportunity to thank these artists for their commitment and contribution to The Crescent and to the community we serve.
The exhibition will be open from 10.00am to 7.00pm each day with free admission!
Join us on Thursday 7th September at 6.30pm for our opening night.
Don’t miss it!