We are delighted to welcome to The Crescent Gallery the talented Sharon Kelly as she presents Mind Fuel: an art project that has been inspired by endurance and ultra distance runners.
Focusing on athlete motivation; the emotional, mental and physical challenges, the artist interviewed a range of athletes, as well as bringing her own running experience to bear, in creating this multi-media work. Included in this exhibition will be work created as part of Sharon's engagement as Artist in Residence at the Belfast 24 HR Race, June 2018.
This innovative project brings together the artist's considerable art experience and passion for running as she explores the parallels between art and sport.
The exhibition is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
2018 mark’s the 50th anniversary of the death of local artist William Conor (1881–1968). To celebrate the life and work of this much-loved Northern Irish painter, BBC Northern Ireland is producing a three part series entitled The People’s Painter, which celebrates the local artists work.
William Conor enjoyed depicting his local community through his portraits and paintings. In a similar vein this series will introduce five amateur artists from around Northern Ireland who have been set the challenge of painting interpretations of Conor’s work and that represents elements of their own lives.
Working in conjunction with the Ulster Museum, the five artists will draw inspiration from Conor’s work across a different theme for each of the three episodes - Everyday Life, Work and Portraiture.
The series will climax in an exclusive exhibition of carefully selected paintings by William Conor and The Crescent is delighted to play host to this work. In addition, the most successful amateur artists’ paintings will be selected by our team of experts to take pride of place as the winning painting within this exhibition.
This November we are delighted to welcome to The Crescent Gallery, the Ulster Watercolour Society for their annual exhibition.
Works by some of the best watercolour artists in Ireland will display a wide range of styles and subject matter and visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite painting and to interact with UWS members in attendance.
The exhibition will be opened by Northern Ireland television presenter Pamela Ballentine on Wednesday 14 November at 7.30pm and members of the public are very welcome to attend.
Exhibition sponsor, Winsor and Newton, will be offering discount promotions to be used in local art stores.