Causeway Collection 100 exhibition now open at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
Thu, December 02, 2021
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is putting some of its arts and museums’ collection from the last 100 years on display to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland.
The Causeway Collection 100 exhibition features a wealth of visual arts and sculptures including works by Basil Blackshaw, Diarmuid Delargy, Micky Donnelly, Charles McAuley, Michael McGuinness, Ross Wilson, Norman Wilkinson and many more.
It’s open throughout December at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady, with many of the pieces bequeathed or donated to Council and created by acclaimed artists associated with the Borough.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Richard Holmes, said: “The Causeway Collection 100 exhibition is part of our NI 100 programme, and it is a fantastic celebration of our people and place through the medium of art. From landscape to still life and portraiture, it captures our sense of belonging within our dramatic and beautiful landscape and coastline and explores our shared heritage and passion for culture over the last 100 years.”
Alderman Michelle Knight McQuillan, Chair of Council’s NI 100 Working Group added: “I visited the exhibition when it first opened in Flowerfield Arts Centre back in August and I was hugely impressed by the pieces on display which help to tell the story of our Borough.
“It is a great opportunity for the public to view some of the significant items held within our arts and museum collections and recognise their value as tangible expressions of Causeway Coast and Glens’ history over the past 100 years.”
Alongside the exhibition there will be a creative learning programme suitable for all ages to participate in.
For further information visit https://www.roevalleyarts.com/