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.

 

  • Mapping Alternative Ulster

    Mapping Alternative Ulster

    Various

    Exhibition Runs 2 Dec 2016 until 7 Jan 2017

    Maps of Northern Ireland are often used to illustrate traditional political divisions, but they conceal a much more nuanced and interesting place. This landscape, rural and urban, is much more than a site of conflict. The exhibition showcases a dozen map-makers, each taking a very different look at the places we think we know so well. These map-makers are local historians, activists, artists, geographers and urban planners, all interpreting our surroundings in different ways. Together, they cover the ground from Donegal to Down to Armagh. Mapping Alternative Ulster re-thinks our representation on maps.

  • Shakespeare Lives Through Kenneth Branagh On Stage And Screen

    Shakespeare Lives Through Kenneth Branagh On Stage And Screen

    Various

    Exhibition Runs 6 Dec 2016 until 31 Jan 2017

    This exhibition celebrates the work of Kenneth Branagh in bringing Shakespeare to life on stage and screen and making the work of the Bard accessible to a global audience. It features rarely seen artefacts from the Sir Kenneth Branagh Archive in Special Collections, the McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast, which illustrate the actor-director’s remarkable Shakespearean career, from his debut as Henry V with the Royal Shakespeare Company aged just 23 to his Oscar-nominated screen adaptation of Hamlet, and beyond.

  • Days Like These

    Days Like These

    Delia Keeling & Pauline Short

    Exhibition Runs 19 Jan 2017 until 11 Feb 2017

    Delia Keeling and Pauline Short explore things hidden from view in an attempt to glimpse at what lies beyond.

  • Artistic Fridays

    Artistic Fridays

    Bawn Cottage & Hebron House

    Exhibition Runs 20 Jan 2017 until 11 Feb 2017

    Artistic Fridays is an Exhibition of Artwork by participating residents from Bawn Cottage (Hamiltonsbawn) and Hebron House in (Markethill) who get together on Fridays for chat, laughter and a bit of creativity with staff and local artist/maker Stephen Dowie.

  • Fragmented Reality

    Fragmented Reality

    Megan Burns

    Exhibition Runs 16 Feb 2017 until 11 Mar 2017

    Fragmented reality comprises of several paintings influenced by the architecture of interior spaces, the uncanny, and the line between our world and other dimensions.

  • Armagh Art Club

    Armagh Art Club

    Armagh Art Club

    Exhibition Runs 17 Feb 2017 until 18 Mar 2017

    Armagh Art Club was formed in 1962 by enthusiasts attending an evening class in Armagh Technical College. Through the years since then they have exhibited in Museums, Hotels, Art on The Rails and Art Galleries. 

  • Mid-Career Retrospective

    Kevin Francis Gray

    Exhibition Runs 16 Mar 2017 until 13 Apr 2017

    Kevin Francis Gray, born in Armagh in 1972, returns to his hometown for this unique exhibition at The Market Place Gallery, Armagh.

  • Captured Landscapes

    Captured Landscapes

    Patrick Hughes

    Exhibition Runs 24 Mar 2017 until 20 May 2017

    A collection of landscape photographs, mostly captured in Co. Armagh but stretching all over Ireland from Malin Head to Mizen Head.

  • Elements - The Art Of Craft Exhibition 2017

    Elements - The Art Of Craft Exhibition 2017

    Bernie Leahy

    Exhibition Runs 21 Apr 2017 until 17 Jun 2017

    Leahy's artworks seize passing moments, capturing altered time and emotion. These moments reminisce on the space of discomfort, awkwardness or deep joy, poking at its familiarity.

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