Visual Arts

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre presents exhibitions in its main gallery and foyer spaces throughout the year.

Exhibitions in all types of media are considered by a Panel and there are annual calls for exhibition submissions.

Interested artists can take a 360 degree tour of our venue here where you can view the gallery and foyer exhibition spaces in all their glory.


  • The Art Of Craft Exhibition 2016

    The Art Of Craft Exhibition 2016


    Exhibition Runs 29 Apr 2016 until 25 Jun 2016

    The Art of Craft Exhibition in association with the Craft and Design Collective opens for a 5th year showcasing exceptional Craft, Applied Art and Design from top National and UK artists, designers and makers. Ceramics, furniture, jewellery, glass and textiles are just some of the media that will be on display during the exhibition which is a major part of the Armagh Craft Fair at the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre Saturday 21 May 2016.

  • Darby Reid Retrospective

    Darby Reid Retrospective

    Darby Reid

    Exhibition Runs 29 Apr 2016 until 11 Jun 2016

    H.D.McC (Darby) Reid's teaching career at the Royal School Armagh began in 1946 where he taught Geography and then introduced Geology to the school curriculum. He was appointed Vice Principal in January 1964 until his retirement in 1987. A chance meeting in the Roy Edwards Gallery shortly after his retirement led to a gentleman's agreement that he would exclusively paint for them. What seemed like a second career it took off rapidly and for the following 10 years he became one of their most successful artists until his death in December 1997. In that 10 year period the gallery sold just over 1,100 of his watercolour paintings.

  • Be Still

    Be Still

    Connell McBride

    Exhibition Runs 17 Jun 2016 until 16 Jul 2016

    Be Still is Connell McBride's second exhibition in Armagh City. For this exhibition Connell has produced a series of photographs which link a private internal world with contemporary still lifes. Ambiguous, they represent an exploration of the aesthetic interplay of reality and whimsy.

  • Graduate Show Belfast School Of Art 2016

    Graduate Show Belfast School Of Art 2016

    Belfast School Of Art Graduates

    Exhibition Runs 29 Jun 2016 until 18 Jul 2016

    An exhibition of multi-discipline work by recent graduates of the Belfast School of Art 2016.

  • Waypoint: Vessels by Jack Doherty

    Waypoint: Vessels by Jack Doherty

    Jack Doherty

    Exhibition Runs 25 Jul 2016 until 17 Sep 2016

    The navigational term Waypoint is the title for a solo exhibition of soda-fired porcelain vessels by Jack Doherty. Marking a sense of place and a personal journey the concept for his new series of work connects people and communities. Referencing archetypal forms from prehistory Doherty makes vessels that are to do with function; containing, holding and storing, but not necessarily utility. He describes them as revealing qualities of art and utensil.



    Moyra Donaldson & Victoria Dean

    Exhibition Runs 25 Jul 2016 until 13 Aug 2016

    Poet, Moyra Donaldson and photographic artist, Victoria J. Dean present ‘Dis-ease’ an exhibition spanning concepts of disease, unease or discomfort. Working in collaboration over the course of 6 months, each responded individually to the theme, whilst also exchanging thoughts and inspiration on an ongoing basis through regular meetings and discourse, cultivating the project as a whole with subtle influences and potential crossovers. The exhibition consists of a series of images combined with poems or extracts from poems.

  • The Journey

    The Journey

    WAVE Trauma Centre

    Exhibition Runs 19 Aug 2016 until 17 Sep 2016

    For 25 years WAVE Trauma Centre has provided specialised support and care to Victims and Survivors of the NI ‘Troubles’. WAVE works with individuals from all religious, cultural and political perspectives to address the legacy of our troubled past.

Interested In Exhibiting?

The Market Place Theatre makes annual calls for exhibition submissions. If you would like to be considered simply fill in your details and we will be in touch