ARt Galleries In Belfast
Start your hunt for arty talent in North Belfast and check out The
Bell Gallery [map],
Adelaide Park, which opened its doors to the public in 1964. The Bell
Gallery has a huge collection of contemporary Irish artists and deals
with the work of Ruth Romney, Tom Carr and Sandra
Bell amongst others.
From here head to Belfast Exposed – Gallery of Contemporary
The Exchange Place, on Donegall Street. This fascinating gallery showcases
scenes of modern Belfast and also provides photographic training to
the local community.
The Belfast Print Workshop [map]
at Cotton Court, is the longest established resource in Northern Ireland
for artists wanting to work in printmaking media. Regular exhibitions
give visitors a glimpse of future talent.
Next head into East Belfast to view its impressive art galleries.
The Engine Room [map]
was established in October 1997 as a contemporary art space to give
a wide range of artists room to exhibit their work. The East Belfast
Arts Collective, which is based in the Engine Room, runs the gallery
on a voluntary basis.
The Ross Gallery [map]
is a commercial gallery opened relatively recently by Howard Ross.
Not only does it promote a wide variety of local artists, but also
has a large selection of prints available to purchase. In addition
to this, the gallery offers a framing service and paint supplies to
get your own creative juices flowing. The gallery is open six days
a week from 10:00am-5:00pm and can be found at Castlereagh Road.