Royal Ulster Academy 140th Annual Exhibition
“DUSK” Oil on linen.
Painting by Connor Maguire
140th Annual Exhibition
Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts (RUA) is the largest and longest established body of practising visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of its founding principles is to organise, promote or join in organising and promoting in any fashion an Annual Exhibition of work by both members and non–members.
Due to current Coronavirus / Covid–19 Restrictions restrictions the RUA had opened last year for a limited time and cannot guarantee that an Exhibition will take place at the Ulster Museum in 2021. However, planning is still going ahead, keeping within Government guidelines, but on a reduced scale so that “Social Distancing” can be maintained in an open gallery space. If it is not possible to hold a physical exhibition this year, we are looking into the possibility of creating a virtual exhibition from members and non–members selected works.
There will be a private viewing on the 28th October 2021 so hopefully the exhibition opens to the public from that date onwards.
The Exhibition is now open to the public so great to see that the Covid restrictions have not closed the show this year. Have a peep through some of the pictures below of the private opening which also includes a short video of the night. Always good to see friends who I have met through the Royal Ulster Academy. Philip Mackey is one of them featured in the photos below. The exhibition is open until the 7th January 2022. Fortunate to get in this year. Some cracking paintings on display. Hope you enjoy the show.