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Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition

Time/Date - 10:00 - 17:00, Fri 16 Oct 2015 - Sun 3 Jan 2016

The Royal Ulster Academy (RUA) return to the Ulster Museum for their 134th Annual Exhibition.

Julian Friers PPRUA "Paddy Mackie" Oil on canvas 60 x 120The Royal Ulster Academy’s 134th Annual Exhibition features work by Academy members, invited artists and artists selected through open submission. This annual exhibition showcases original works across the disciplines of the visual arts (including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and video) from emerging artists to the biggest names in  Irish art.

This year’s exhibiting artists include Betty Brown ARUA, Ursula Burke, Azahara Cerezo, David Crone RUA, Colin Davidson RUA, Rita Duffy RUA, Denise Ferran PRUA, Mark Francis , Julian Friers RUA, Mercedes Helnwein, Ronnie Hughes, Brendan Jamison ARUA, Sharon Kelly RUA, Elizabeth Magill RUA, Alice Maher, Joe McWilliams RUA, Mick O’Dea, Paul Seawright RUA, Neil Shawcross RUA, Mark Shields RUA, Bob Sloan RUA, Hannah Starkey, Mavis Thompson ARUA, Jennifer Trouton RUA and Keith Wilson RUA.

A wide range of educational activities are scheduled throughout the exhibition aimed at schools, families, art enthusiasts and the wider general public.

The Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition is generously sponsored by KPMG the leading Accounting and Professional Advisory Firm.


Julian Friers PPRUA
Paddy Mackie
Oil on canvas
60 x 120 

Royal Ulster Academy

With its foundation in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. Through a series of educational and exhibition events throughout the year, the organisation aims to celebrate, enrich and expand contemporary approaches to the visual arts. The exhibition remains one of the highlights in the arts calendar. 

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The exhibition will take place in Art Zone on level 5.

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