￼ Press Release.
The Arts Society of Ulster will hold its 16th Annual Exhibition in the Belfast Indoor Bowling Club from Friday 31st May until Saturday the 8th of June 2013.
The Society currently has 130 elected members leaving it one of the largest arts societies in the country. This is a unique opportunity for art lovers from all over Ireland to visit and view the work of so many highly skilled Ulster artists most of whom are working professionally and semi-professionally. This premier exhibition will showcase an extensive and exciting selection of traditional and contemporary styles of painting, sculpture and ceramics at its best.
It is a significant ‘must see’ event for anyone interested or involved in the visual arts. As a major cultural event in the arts calendar one can enjoy almost 300 high quality examples of superb artwork in a picturesque rural setting with excellent parking facilities.
The history of the ASU is illustrious having its origins in the Arts Society of Ulster Trust, formerly known as the Royal Ulster Academy Association, Since 1997 it has been holding annual exhibitions, lectures and courses in its own right throughout the province. The Society has worked tirelessly to support and promote the work of established and emerging artists many of whom have distinguished themselves internationally.
The Arts Society of Ulster continues to provide a much needed creative forum for artists and is a major promoter and contributor to the visual arts scene in Northern Ireland and beyond.
The highly respected and nationally acclaimed water colour artist Paul Holmes President of the ASU, in a recent interview said ‘I hope that the work of the Society will be acknowledged by a wider audience through the 16th ASU Annual Exhibition. We are pulling out all the stops here and I call on those who value the visual arts to show their support for this amazingly talented group of people.’
The International award winning wildlife artist Vic Bearcroft has endorsed the show by donated a limited edition print to be auctioned by the ASU.
The exhibition opens to the public in Belfast Indoor Bowls Club
115 Milltown Road Shaw’s Bridge Belfast from Friday 31st May until Saturday the 8th of June 2013. Opening time weekdays: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm. Sat 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. Convenient parking facilities.
The Official Opening and Preview on Thursday the 30th May 2013 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm is a major social event with guest personality Pamela Ballantine presenting the awards.
Awards for Excellence in their field will be presented to Society members.
Associate Members will be awarded full membership with the letters ASU.
True Colours Schools Award will be presented to winning students.
ASU sponsors will be represented.
Official Opening and Preview is by invitation only.