The owners of the ArtisAnn Gallery are Ann McVeigh and Ken Bartley who have collected, curated, exhibited and sold artworks for over twenty years.

The art gallery may be a new venture but is  the realisation of a long-held dream that they have been working towards for quite some time.  Ann ran the very successful Belfast UnBound dance company for many years, while Ken worked full-time at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for almost two decades. Ann and Ken have both published books; Ann's recent historical novel "Letters in the Fire" is now available, while Ken produced an atlas of Medieval History.

Ken is also a board member of the Digital Arts Studios in Belfast.

Their own artworks includes drawings and photographs, and they have been invited to exhibit at the Naughton Gallery at Queen's, the Assembly Rooms, Catalyst Arts, Queen Street Studios, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the latter two as part of a larger, collaborative work, as well as presenting a solo show at the Frameworks gallery.  They have also successfully submitted works to the Royal Ulster Academy's annual show several times.

They applied their expertise to curating shows for other artists and organisations at various venues such as the Black Box, The Good Shepherd Conference Centre, the Linen Hall Library and the ArtTank Gallery.

Away from visual arts, they also staged an eclectic range of music events, from American jazz artist, Roy Ayers at the Empire, to BP Fallon and Shane McGowan at the Menagerie, the Monochrome Set at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, and the contemporary electronic musician, Scanner, at the Belfast International Arts Festival.

They know how to put on a show and their years of experience are at your disposal.

Call in for a chat and a browse round the exhibitions. You’ll be made to feel very welcome!


Dr Ann McVeigh, owner of ArtisAnn

Photograph by Helen Sloan

ArtisAnn Gallery

70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE

Ample Free Parking on Bloomfield Avenue

Opening Times

Tue - Fri: 11am to 6pm

Sat: Midday to 5pm

Private Viewings by Appointment

Phone: ​079 053 395 69