ART, EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

The Boot and the Lug
Oil on Canvas
41 x 51 cms (inc. Frame)
£550
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​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

The Yellow Bittern
Oil on Canvas
51 x 41 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

Lough Neagh Eels
Oil on Canvas
51 x 41 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

A Plane into Linen
Oil on Canvas
51 x 41 cms (inc. Frame)
£550
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​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

The Diviner
Bronze and Stone
26 x 23 x 23 cms
£1,200
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​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

The Duffle Coat
Oil on Canvas
51 x 41 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

​Raymond Watson is an artist who creates public artwork, gallery based work, and installation work. The latter works are often site-specific pieces.  He works with a wide range of materials in order to visualise the themes he wishes to explore.

He has directed a large variety of community projects, and exhibited widely across Ireland and in New York, France, Spain, India, England, Holland and the Basque Country.  Most of the site-specific projects have been made in close contact with local communities and schools. His ‘Kids Guernica’ artwork, for example, was exhibited at the Hiroshima commemoration in Japan and at other important sites. 

 

His best known work, the ‘Hands of History’, was made up of casts of the hands of the original nine signatories of the Good Friday Agreement.  In 2018 he exhibited ‘Hands of History + 20’ at the Victoria Gallery & Museum as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, when he exhibited the original hands, plus other bronze casts of participants in the peace process that he cast over the intervening years.   Hands cast included: Gerry Adams, Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair, David Ervine, John Hume, George Mitchell, and Mo Mowlam.  

 In this exhibition he revisits a favourite theme; the poetry of Noble Prize-winning poet, Seamus Heaney, taking inspiration not only from his poems but also from a letter written to him by Heaney, in which the poet summarises Raymond’s work thus: ‘Those images that yet, fresh images beget’ – a quote from Byzantine by WB Yeats. 

 

The exhibition runs at the ArtisAnn Gallery from Thursday 6th June to Saturday 29th June with a preview on Wednesday 5th June from 6 to 8pm

 Admission is free.

 
ArtisAnn Gallery
70 Bloomfield Avenue
Belfast BT5 5AE


Tue - Fri: 11am to 6pm
Sat: Noon to 5pm

 
All art is available to buy, and may be collected/delivered after the exhibition ends.

You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme; giving you interest-free credit over 10 months  - and you still get to take the art home immediately the exhibition ends.

Seamus Heaney
Oil on Canvas
51 x 41 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

The Crate of Air
Oil on Canvas
41 x 51 cms (inc. Frame)
£550
​​
​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

The Last Mummer
Oil on Canvas
51 x 41 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

An Altar
Oil on Canvas
41 x 51 cms (inc. Frame)
£550
​​
​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

ArtisAnn Gallery
​Art Works

70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE

Opening Times
Tue - Fri: 11am to 6pm
Sat: Midday to 5pm

Private Viewings by Appointment

Email: mail@artisann.org
​Phone: 
077 263 263 90 (Ann)
​079 053 395 69​​​​​ (Ken)

Churning Day
Oil on Canvas
41 x 51 cms (inc. Frame)
£550
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​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

‘Those Images That Yet, Fresh Images Beget' by Raymond Watson

An Exhibition inspired by Seamus Heaney

Part of Belfast Book Festival at ArtisAnn Gallery

Continues to Saturday 29th 2019

‘Those Images That Yet, Fresh Images Beget'
​ by Raymond Watson

An Exhibition inspired by Seamus Heaney

Part of Belfast Book Festival at ArtisAnn Gallery

Continues to Saturday 29th 2019

Admission is free.
All art is available to buy, and may be collected/delivered at any time after the exhibition ends to suit the buyer

You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme; giving you interest-free credit over 10 months  - and you still get to take the art home at the end of the exhibition

Under the Eaves
Oil on Canvas
51 x 41 cms (inc. Frame)
£550
​​
​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Twenty years ago Raymond Watson completed a series of artworks on the themes of Seamus Heaney's poetry.  In response, the poet sent Raymond the WB Yeats quote, 'Those Images That Yet, Fresh Images Beget', which Heaney believed was an apt way to describe the artist’s work.

Twenty years later, Raymond has used the quote as the inspiration for his latest exhibition which features new work based on Heaney’s poetry.

An imaginative amalgamation of painting and poetry, Raymond has discovered a creative way to interpret Heaney’s works in a series of fresh images.


 Admission is free.

All art is available to buy, and may be collected/delivered after the exhibition ends.

You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme; giving you interest-free credit over 10 months  - and you still get to take the art home immediately the exhibition ends.

Let it Flow
​Bronze and Stone
23 x 23 x 23 cms
£1,150
​​
​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)