A locally made product from artist Joanne Campbell, who creates commissions to order. This particular item is painted on a heart-shaped piece of slate, with blue forget-me-not flowers painted top left and bottom right. The piece has a hole drilled in it so that a thong or chain can be threaded through. This piece can be worn as jewellery or hung on a wall or in a window or can be obtained varnished for display outside.
What Would YOU Commission?
What would you like painted on slate for yourself or as a gift for someone?
An exhibition of museum artworks from across Mid and East Antrim Borough and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough opens in Carrickfergus this weekend.
From Saturday 5th September, Ways of Seeing, A Sense of Place will be on display in Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre, and is the first of four venues to host this innovative exhibition.
Many of the artworks displayed have not been exhibited to the public previously and highlight buildings of historical value from across Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey.
Visitors to the exhibition can enjoy 21 artworks including art by Irish artists Gerard Dillion and Norman Wilkinson as well as artworks by local and amateur artists. The exhibition outlines the contributions made by community groups, photos of the project and includes their input. It is also an intergenerational project with younger visitors able to enjoy free digital engagement workshops as well.
The Ways of Seeing, A Sense of Place exhibition runs until October 10th opening times: 10am- 3pm. The exhibition tour will continue to:
Larne Museum and Arts Centre 16th Oct – 21 Nov
Children’s Workshop 24th October 11am -1pm (booking essential)
Mid Antrim Museum Ballymena 10th Dec 2015 – 6th Feb 2016
Museum at the Mill, Newtownabbey 4th March – 26th March 2016
Children’s Workshop 12th March 1pm – 3pm (booking essential)
Booking should be via the Mid Antrim Museums Service, telephone 028 2563 5031.