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Galleries & Exhibitions

Exhibition Calendar   

The Flowerfield Galleries open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

The Galleries also open on evenings when the centre is open late for creative classes.

Call (028) 7083 1400 if you’re planning an evening visit.

Admission is absolutely free. 


21 April - 30 June/ Upper Gallery

The Robert Sellers Bequest

A Collection of Relief Prints, Woodcuts & Etchings

Artist and print maker Robert Sellar gifted a collection of his work to Flowerfield Arts Centre before he died at the venerable age of 92. A quiet man he was admired as a master print maker and his work is comparable with other post-modernist printmakers like Julian Trevelyan and Eric Ravilious.

Each year we exhibit his work for the public to enjoy and to say “thank you Mr Sellar” for your extraordinary gift.

3 - 24 June/ Main Gallery

A Little Of What You Fancy

Flowerfield Students Annual Exhibition

If they stitched it, painted it, potted it, fired it, sketched it, melted it, wrote it or hammered it, then the students at Flowerfield Arts Centre Creative Classes are about to give the world an opportunity to see their fabulous artwork.
Come and help celebrate the creative achievements of these dedicated alumni and see their wonderful work which makes up this year’s Student Show. 


6 - 27 May/ Main Gallery

Maiden Voyage: 'Making It' Artists' Exhibition

Malcolm Murchison, Andrew Cook, Sasha McVey, Wendy Ward, Helen Faulkner et al


“The maiden voyage of a ship, aircraft or other craft is the first journey made by the craft after shakedown”

This is an exhibition of craft ‘Made On’ the journey by the participants of Craft Northern Ireland’s flagship ‘Making It’ programme, which aims to launch new business into our local economy. Five, six, or seven makers draw to a close and set sail on their individual journeys at the helm of their enterprise.

Northern Ireland’s statutory craft body, Craft NI with support from Invest NI and Arts Council of Northern Ireland, over the last twelve years, have expanded the map of professional craft practice across Northern Ireland and beyond with this exemplary programme. It places fledgling craft practices with host organisations while providing a substantial package of practical, economic and business support. 







8 - 29 April/ Main Gallery

Faultlines and Fractures

Rosie McClelland and Pamela Greene

A two hander by artists, Rosie McClelland and Pamela Greene, whose work explores through the media of painting, drawing, glass and photography, the complex issue of identity. Recognising that identity has many facets and is subject to reinvention, their work explores the complexity of various relationships. Drawn to imperfections in nature and the human condition McClelland’s and Greene’s work recognises that it is in connecting with these fault lines that we find our DNA. 

4 - 25 March/ Main Gallery

An Old Fashioned Photographer

Ian Murray A.R.P.S


Admission Free

Describing himself as “an Old Fashioned Photographer” Ian Murray (Associate, Royal Photographic Society) was producing wonderful pictures with his Mamiyaflex before the digital age, a skill recognised by his ARPS award from the royal Photographic society. These are beautiful images from a master of the craft.




28 January - 24 February 2017 / Main Gallery

Rhythm & Hues II

Julian Friers' of Singers, Songwriters and Music People


Admission Free

A few years back Julian Friers, an artist famous for stunning wildlife pictures turned his attention to another form of ‘wild life’ and began to record in paint the music people of Northern Ireland. Continually a ‘work in progress’, we welcome these exquisite portraits back to Flowerfield. Not to be missed by music aficionados. 





9 - 23 January/ Upper Gallery

Mr Sellar's Prints

Relief prints, woodcuts and etchings

Robert Sellar gave a collection of his work to Flowerfield before he died at the venerable age of 92. A quiet, master print maker, his work compares with other post-modernist printmakers like Julian Trevelyan and Eric Ravilious.  Each year we exhibit his work for the public to enjoy and to “thank you Mr Sellar”.



4 - 26 March / Main Gallery

Outside Between

Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild Spring Exhibition

The N. I. Embroidery Guild promotes the craft of embroidery in Ulster by providing a focus and meeting place for people to learn new skills through lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The N.I.E.G. high standard of textile art can be viewed in The Spring Show entitled 'Outside Between' at Flowerfield Arts Centre.



2 - 29 April / Main Gallery


Joyce Ferder Rankin

Photographic and Video Exhibition

North to 67 °South, Joyce’s images capture the remarkable beauty of our natural world and the struggle animals face as a consequence of climate change. Joyce’s coverage of war zones has been featured on British & American T.V. and other international broadcasters.



Saturday 7 - Friday 27 May 2016 / Main Gallery

Into the Wild      

Tom McDonnell

Wildlife Photographs

A beautifully crafted exhibition of wildlife photographs by Tom McDonnell. The showcase features wildlife photography from Rathlin to Alaska via Antarctica and back again, a glorious array of colourful wildlife from around the world captured by a master photographer.

Tom lives and works on Rathlin and recently received a commendation from The Sony World Photography Awards for his work.

You are cordially invited to the Opening Reception,

12.00pm on Saturday 7 May 2016

Image Reference: Puffin

Image Credentials: Photo by Tom McDonnell



Saturday 11 June – Saturday 25 June 2016 / Main Gallery

Flowerfield Student Exhibition

Flowerfield Arts Centre

Painted, potted, drawn, stitched, fired, fused or written - whatever they did, well here it is the Flowerfield Students Exhibition.  A great showcase for the inspired amateur (and not so amateur) creative.

Come and see, it’s well worth the visit.

You are cordially invited to the Opening Reception,

12.00pm on Saturday 11 June 2016

Image Reference: Flowerfield Student Showcase

Image Credentials: Flowerfield



Monday 18 – Saturday 30 July 2016 / Main Gallery

Fairhead Photography

Exhibition: A Creative Causeway Event


Flowerfield Arts Centre

Admission Free

A fine exhibition of works by local photographers. The showcase features a selection of both black and white and colour prints covering themes of landscape, people, the built and natural environment at home and further afield.



Friday 5 - Saturday 27 August 2016 / Main Gallery

“A Flash of Brilliance”

Glass, Ceramics & Silver


Flowerfield Arts Centre

Admission Free 

A joint show celebrating August Craft Month and featuring the beautiful and innovative creativity of outstanding Northern Irish artists and makers working in the field of Glass, Ceramics and Silver. The exhibition runs in conjunction with Flowerfield’s public workshops for August Craft Month.

A remarkable show not to be missed.

Opening Event: 12.00 – 4.00pm,

Saturday 6 August 2016

All Welcome








Image Reference: August Craft Logo 2016

Image Credentials: CraftNI


Image Reference: “Les Marguerite” Glass & Silver, Lyness and Keenan

Would you like to exhibit in one of our galleries? For more information contact us directly on Tel: (028) 7083 1400 or complete an expression of interest form and return it to us.


Previous Events: 2016  

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm, Saturday. Flowerfield is also often open on
weekday evenings when creative classes are running in the centre please call us for details.
Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, BT55 7HU
028 7083 1400, info@flowerfield.org