Stanley Bell (Vice Chair),
Graham Catney (Chairman), Neil Shawcross
(Artist), Winifred Bell (Committee Member) &
Andy Lyttle (Castle Gallery Proprietor)
LISBURN Historic Quarter Arts Group is
hosting an evening with Neil Shawcross on Wednesday September 12
to celebrate the acclaimed Ulster artist's generous contribution
to the arts in Lisburn.
Neil Shawcross has donated a personally
signed, limited edition run of 50 original screen prints.
He is particularly admired for his style of
portraits, which are often termed ingenuous and candid, and it
is this style that has made his work so distinctive.
Major commissions of Shawcross' include
portraits of fellow artist Colin Middleton, novelist Frances
Stuart (now in the Ulster Museum), and Alderman David Cook for
the Lord Mayor's Gallery at the Belfast City Hall. He has
exhibited extensively with shows in London, Manchester, Dublin,
Lisburn Historic Quarter Arts Group was set
up to encourage participation and increase the profile of arts
related activities in Lisburn's Historic Quarter. The Group is
currently developing a new public art work to commemorate the
tercentenary of the Great Fire of Lisburn.
Graham Catney, Chairman of the Grout said:
"We are very excited about the forthcoming event and are
grateful to Neil for his support. We endeavour to make Lisburn
City rich in arts and culture."
Anyone interested in adding the special
limited edition print to their collection of attending the
evening on the September 12 in Castle Gallery, Lisburn should
contact Colleen Mulholland on 9266 1160 or email