Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Ulster Festival of Art and Design (1-12 June)

logo for Ulster Festival Of Art and Design

The School of Art and Design’s End of Year Show takes over the Belfast Campus of the University of Ulster at the beginning of June each year with student work festooned across every available space in the two main buildings. A great chance to buy works from as-yet unknown - and not too expensive - artists!

Free tickets can still be booked for the opening night on Friday 3 June, 6-9pm. The exhibition continues until Saturday 11 June. (Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-9pm.)

The end of year show now forms part of the large university-organised Ulster Festival Of Art and Design which packs in exhibitions, talks, master classes and live music.

A free photography exhibition is runs from Saturday 4 to Saturday 11 June in the York Street building. Involving both work from staff and students, Creative Capital captures imagery of arts buildings that have recently opened or are due to open soon.

Games designer and theme park architect Phil Campbell is speaking at 7pm on Tuesday 7 June. User Experience Designer Cennydd Bowles is speaking at 7pm on Friday 10 June about “the world of user experience design and its growing significance to web design”. A ticket for either event will set you back £6 (£3 concession).

Gráinne Duffy will be singing the blues alongside Ronnie Greer’s augmented band on Friday 10 June at 8pm. £10.

And if that’s not enough, there’s a three-day Experimental Film Symposium and a spot of puppetry.

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