Natural And Recycled Materials Are State-Of-The Art’ At The Ulster Hall

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If you are in Belfast or on your lunch break, call into the great exhibitions on at the Ulster Hall.

The Ulster Hall shines the spotlight on yet another captivating exhibition throughout the coming month, with Jennifer Cunningham’s The Persistence of Nature on display in the Group Space from this Thursday 5 February.

Award-winning artist, Jennifer Cunningham, specialises in paint, printmaking, drawing, film and digital media and works with natural and recycled materials.

[caption id="attachment_54715" align="alignleft" width="390"]Jennifer Cunningham's exhibition, The Persistence of Nature, is on display at The Ulster Hall from Thursday 5 February to Tuesday 3 March. Jennifer Cunningham’s exhibition, The Persistence of Nature, is on display at The Ulster Hall from Thursday 5 February to Tuesday 3 March.[/caption]

“The materials I use are specifically chosen to reflect this notion of growth and organic matter. Natural and recycled materials, such as wool, Hessian, and paper are preferable as they almost have a life and character of their own. Using and manipulating such materials can lead a piece of work in a whole new direction.

Inspiration often comes from the most obvious of sources. Nature is at our fingertips to arouse our imagination and excite our senses. For me, nature’s surrounding presence has been an essential source in this body of work; be it an ancient tree with gnarled and twisted roots creeping over the ground or fungus and moss clinging to rocks.”

(Jennifer Cunningham on her Persistence of Nature exhibition).

Jennifer has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her works are collected by Ireland’s Office of Public Works; Galway City Council; Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and privately by collectors in Ireland, New York, London, Basle, and Toronto.

The Persistence of Nature by Jennifer Cunningham is on display at The Ulster Hall from Thursday 5 February to Tuesday 3 March.

Also at The Ulster Hall is Bangor Art Club’s Freestyle exhibition, now on display until Saturday 28 February.

Bangor Art Club was established in 1952 and has been a mainstay of the local amateur art scene since then.

The club hosts many local artists, who give practical demonstrations and advice to club members, and holds exhibitions twice a year, providing opportunities for established and budding artists to showcase their work.

Visitors to The Ulster Hall can enjoy a wide range of fascinating art and photographic exhibitions all year round, featuring works by both renowned local and international artists.

Exhibitions to look forward to include The Arts Care Here & Now Older People’s Arts in Health Festival Ripe exhibition (5 – 27 March) and For there they dwell by Mairead Dunne (2 April – 2 May).

The Ulster Hall exhibition spaces are in a working building there may be times when the galleries are closed to the public. It is recommended that those visiting specifically to view the art works call in advance to check opening hours. Tel: 028 9033 4400.

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