Wednesday, 1 October sees the launch of an exhibition of new work from two artists originally from Armagh, Lorcan Vallely and Stephen Farnan, at the beautiful new Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts in north Belfast.
Lorcan Vallely, who has recently moved back to Armagh and set up studio in the city, studied fine art at Bath School of Art, then Chelsea College of Art and has been working as a full time artist throughout the ten years since. He has developed a unique, distinctive style through his use of charcoal and oil on canvas and this exhibition showcases new work in these media, created in 2014.
Stephen Farnan is a Belfast based potter who combines his ceramic and artistic practice to create unique porcelain landscapes, etchings and pottery. From his Belfast studio Stephen develops his pencil studies which are then incorporated into much of his original work in clay, whether it’s functional pots, or porcelain artworks.
Contrasting styles and methods can be viewed in the canvases and ceramics of the two Armagh artists, but a central thread of drawing runs through both sets of work, in this their first joint exhibition in Belfast.
Located at Duncairn Avenue on the Antrim Road, The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts is North Belfast’s first purpose built Arts and Culture shared space venue. The new £3.5million facility will provides a world-class facility including art studios, exhibition area, community meeting room, theatre, café and conference rooms.
The exhibition runs from the 29th September to the 11th October (9am-5pm) and the launch is at 6pm on Wednesday the 1st October.