I'm home from Belfast. The opening was wonderful. The Ulster Museum is a stunning venue. It has been recently refurbished and it is now a 7 story modern Gallery set within an old classical building in the heart of the University Quarter at Queens.
There were many distinguished guests and Academicians, I would know the work of many of the artists I would not be able to put a face to them! but I did recognize the singer Brian Kennedy.
An open exhibition such as this must be a nightmare to hang, I was really impressed with how well such a diverse variety of styles hung together. They had grouped portraits, drawing, landscape etc. together which helped unify the whole. Below are a small selection of what is on exhibit at this years 130th R.U.A. Annual Exhibition.
I realize that it is all sculptures I am showing you but because of the number of people at the opening it was difficult to take photos of the paintings and I always feel inhibited photographing in a Gallery.