We are delighted to announce that we have had a good response to our 'Call for Artists'. As a result, a number of local artists have entered works, and some have also joined our group. Among these are Felicity Straker Graham, who last month won the Royal Society of Ulster Architects Annual Award for Art in a New Building, for her large porcelain installation in the foyer of the New Public Records Office in Titanic Quarter, Belfast.
As well as some photographs and some abstracts, Felicity will be exhibiting some small, framed porcelain pieces.
Another local artist who has joined the group and will be helping out on opening night is Christene Trueman, who is well known in the belfast art scene.
And of course our very own John Lynch was last month shortlisted for The British Institute of Professional Photographers Awards, for his landscapes. John has this week been busy taking new photographs of local landscapes and will be exhibiting these brand new works for the first time at next week's exhibition opening night (Thursday 7th june commencing at 6.30pm)
All in all, we have about 80 works to hang, and will have a lively mix of novice, emerging and established artists, and all at affordable prices for those interested in purchasing.
The group now has a small selection of works hanging in the exhibition space of the cafe at Woodlawn Nurseries, 129 Ballynahinch Road, Carryduff. A selection of fine art Giclee greeting cards is also on sale.
Temple Art Group will be holding an exhibition of this year's work in June 2012. The exhibition will open on 7th June, and run until 16th of June. The venue will be the studio above McBrides Fashions at Temple Shopping Centre. Entrance free. Refreshments will be provided on opening night. See local press for more details, or contact us using the contact details on this site.
Latest Success at Saintfield 2011!
We entered the Saintfield show individually as it was really our first year together.
We had four artists entered:
Everyone had a great day out and we all had success in the art competition.
David came 1st with 'Lavender Field' and second with 'Tra na Rosa' in the adult class 'any size any medium'
Lisa came 3rd behind David in the adult class 'any size any medium' with 'Curly Cow' this is was Lisas first year entering the Saintfield show individually.
Emma was presented with the cup, 'Unicorn Industries LTD Best ink/pen/pencil Painting' this is was Emmas first year entering the Saintfield show individually aswell.
Rebecca was presented with two cups, 'Unicorn Industries LTD Best Oil/Acrylic Painting' for the second time since 2009 and the cup of 'Unicorn Industries LTD Best Water-colour Painting' for the fourth year in a row.
In all together as individuals TAG took a complete sweep, winning all there is to win in the Saintfield show art sections! Well done TAG
These are some pictures taken by John M Lynch of our most recent meeting at the art club.