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Street Life: Works by Belfast Photographer Martin Nangle, 1973 - 1989

When: 05 – 30 June 2017
Location: Vertical Gallery
Admission: Free – All Welcome

A ‘Collecting the Troubles and Beyond’ exhibition by National Museums Northern Ireland

Martin Nangle’s photographs provide a remarkably evocative record of life during turbulent times in Belfast. He worked as a photo-journalist and had a particular interest in the relationship between place, culture and identity and how this can be recorded and explored visually.

The Ulster Museum recently acquired a collection of his work as part of their new initiative called ‘Collecting the Troubles and Beyond’.

 

Joe Gildea Here and There

When: 03 July – 26 August 2017
Location: Members' Room / Northern Room
Admission: Free – All Welcome

Joe Gildea trained at Belfast College of Art and the University of London, majoring in stained glass. Stained glass production techniques influence his approach to painting, resulting in robust compositions, bold outlining and vibrant colours. His paintings celebrate the diversity of the Northern Irish landscape and people; from sleet soaked mourners at a rural funeral to the sun and shade on Antrim’s cliffs. 

 

 

Laoch na Laochra / Here of Heroes

When: 04 – 20 July 2017
Location: Vertical Gallery
Admission: Free – All Welcome

Dara Vallely and Réamonn Ó Ciaráin tell the story of the great warrior Cú Chulainn. The story dates back to the 7th century but still dominates the mythological and imaginative landscape of Ireland. The narrative tells the story of Cú Chulainn, from his origins to his death by Lugaid’s spear. The exhibition consists of a unique and authentic retelling of the remarkable stories with striking paintings by Dara Vallelly and text by Réamonn Ó Ciaráin.

 

We Lived It - the social imapct of the Troubles

When: 02 – 30 August 2017
Location: Vertical Gallery
Admission: Free – All Welcome

Celebrating the Linen Hall Library’s Northern Ireland Political Collection, focusing on the 1990s, while taking into account events of previous decades. Memories of everyday life during an extraordinary time are brought together, with objects including badges, posters, periodicals, artwork, and ephemera showcased. Newry and Mourne Museum and The F.E. McWilliam Gallery have kindly agreed to loan art works by important local artists Seán Hillen and F.E. McWilliam.

 

From the Ashes

When: 01 – 30 September 2017
Location: Vertical Gallery
Admission: Free – All Welcome

This moving exhibition tells the story of a group of recovering alcoholics who are rebuilding their lives after addiction. In sobriety, their previous skills and artistic creativity have been resurrected to produce beautiful hand-made guitars, musical instruments, crafts and sculptures that show the journey of recovery.

The group are tutored by Richard Kelly, an outstanding visual and woodworking artist. Other pieces of Richard’s visual art will be on display throughout the exhibition. Funded by the Big Lottery People and Communities Programme, this exhibition will be both inspirational and deeply moving.

 

The Linen Hall Library is open free to the public. Our opening hours are:
 Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, and Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm.