The exhibition features over 100 artists who have depicted Northern Ireland’s people and landscapes from the 1920s to the present day.
In addition to established artists such as Paul Henry, William Scott and Turner Prize-nominees, the exhibition will shine a light on the work of emerging artists who have recently graduated from Belfast School of Art. As well as nurturing young talent and enhancing local artists’ profiles, it is hoped that the exhibition will provide a boost to the local arts sector as it deals with the impact of Covid-19.
Curated by Shan McAnena, the exhibition is a collaboration between the Northern Ireland Office, the Government Art Collection, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast School of Art as part of the wider cultural programme of the Northern Ireland Centenary. An expert panel of representatives from these organisations and many of the leading Northern Ireland galleries, has strived to ensure the exhibition features an inclusive and varied range of artwork and exhibits.