Spring art exhibition at Carrickergus Civic Centre

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Lindsay Millar, with Carrickfergus Art Club members.
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Lindsay Millar, with Carrickfergus Art Club members.

Carrickfergus Art Club’s Spring Exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Lindsay Millar.

The first citizen joined members of the long-established club at their preview evening in Carrickfergus Civic Centre.

The Mayor, Cllr Lindsay Millar, discussing the exhibition with Susan McHugh, vice chairperson of Carrickfergus Art Club.

The Mayor, Cllr Lindsay Millar, discussing the exhibition with Susan McHugh, vice chairperson of Carrickfergus Art Club.

Showcasing work in acrylic, pastel, watercolour, oil and glass, the exhibition features landscapes, portraits, animals and abstract work.

The club, which has over 40 members, would like to pass on its appreciation to Mid & East Antrim Borough Council for hosting another great exhibition.

A club spokesperson stated: “The preview evening is always enjoyed by the invited guests and dignitaries in preparation for the two-week exhibition ahead.

“All paintings at the exhibition are available for sale; it’s a great opportunity to purchase original art work at very affordable prices.”

Jenny Strawbridge exhibiting her paintings at the Civic Centre.

Jenny Strawbridge exhibiting her paintings at the Civic Centre.

The display continues until March 29 with the Antrim Street gallery open daily from 10am until 4.45pm. Admission is free and all are warmly welcomed.

The club meets on Tuesday evenings in the former Downshire School with a varied programme of events throughout the year including demonstrations by renowned Northern Ireland artists, workshops and Plein Air painting days.

More details can be found at www.carrickfergusartclub.co.uk and on Facebook where a variety of work can be seen along with announcements on exhibitions and events.