Brian Ballard - A Backwards Glance

06 October - 29 October
Long considered one of our finest painters, Brian Ballard is a rich colourist interested in the contrasting colours and textures found in simple subjects. Painting directly on to the canvas with vigorous brushstrokes, he uses bold slashes of rich colour with fluid paint in which the bristles always leave a mark of their speed and pressure, yet they are subject to a structural order, as well as a pictorial depth.

Brian still lives in his birthplace of Belfast, although he does enjoy spending time in his retreat on the island of Inishfree, off the coast of Donegal, where he looks for, and finds, the beauty in the ordinary things in life - a jug of flowers, arrangements of books, bottles and bowls - often painting them several times in different lighting or from a different viewpoint.

NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Performance times:

Wed - Fri 11:00 to 18:00
Sat Noon to 17:00



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