Late night visitors to Ards Arts Centre get to see – and hear – art this month at two 2013 Creative Peninsula exhibitions. A new addition to the annual Creative Peninsula event organised by Ards Borough Council, the ‘late night art’ sessions combine the visual with the auditory, as visitors stroll the centre’s galleries, enjoying the art along with the atmospheric music provided by acoustic guitarists Matthew Malcolm (14 August) and Paul McMordie (21 August). Featuring an exclusive and diverse collection of work from artists and craftspeople living and working in Ards, the main Creative Peninsula exhibition in Ards Arts Centre is complemented by a show in the Sunburst Gallery featuring work by aspiring and talented young artists studying at GCSE, AS and A level. Also yet to come in the programme is the ‘Creative Courtyard’ (10 August), an event which will bring more than 10 local artists and craftspeople together in The Stables courtyard in Portaferry to showcase and demonstrate their work, as well as chat informally about what inspires them. The ‘Late Night Art’ evenings take place in the Georgian and Sunburst galleries in Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards on Thursday 14 and Wednesday 21 August from 7pm-9pm. The Creative Courtyard takes place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 10 August. Admission is free.
For further information, pick up a Creative Peninsula programme from Ards Crafts, Ards Arts Centre or Ards & Portaferry Tourist Information Centres, tel: 028 9182 6846
or visit www.creativepeninsula.info.]]>