What’s On: Exhibitions and Events at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

 

Exhibitions

July, 2020

17oct(oct 17)12:00 am31aug(aug 31)11:59 pmFeaturedLisburn Museum : 40 Years of CollectingCelebrating 40 years of Lisburn Museum(October 17) 12:00 am - (August 31) 11:59 pm

Exhibition Poster

Time

October 17 (Thursday) 12:00 am - August 31 (Monday) 11:59 pm

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

The exhibition showcases the Museum’s vast collections and celebrates 40 years of collecting Lisburn’s history!  The Museum is reviving the spirit of the cabinet of curiosity and presenting an eclectic mix of objects from the collection, including rare objects, curiosities, photographs, postcards, art, and much more!

31jan9:30 pm31aug3:13 pmMary Lee Murphy - From Hand to Cloth(January 31) 9:30 pm - (August 31) 3:13 pm

Mary Lee Murphy

Time

January 31 (Friday) 9:30 pm - August 31 (Monday) 3:13 pm

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

An exhibition featuring pieces from contemporary Batik artist Mary Lee Murphy.

About the artist

Mary Lee Murphy is a visual artist working through the medium of wax resist and dye. She has explored this medium for the last thirty years, and over this time has developed her own unique contemporary approach.

She draws her inspiration directly from nature and also from traditional Indonesian Batik.

The background to her work involves many hours drawing in the landscape in Connemara and more recently in her garden in Sligo, both these locations influencing her work, and the subsequent development of her textile pieces.

Mary was born in Waterford City and went to Sligo to study Fine Art, where she continues to work in her countryside studio.

Mary’s work has been widely acclaimed throughout Ireland, having exhibited in fifteen solo shows to date, and numerous group, open submission and invited exhibitions in Ireland and abroad.

This exhibition is Mary’s first in Northern Ireland and features 15 original pieces on cotton, silk and linen woven in the Museum’s weaving workshop.

 

26feballdayLagan Links - a journey along the River Lagan(All Day)

Lagan Links

Time

February 26 (Wednesday) - September 30 (Wednesday)

Location

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

The River Lagan rises in Slieve Croob and flows for over 50+ miles to its mouth in Belfast Lough.   In the course of its journey the river passes through the rolling County-Down countryside, before turning east at Magheralin.  Here the river opens onto the great plain – which divides counties Antrim and Down – and which gives the Lagan its name.  In Gaeilge, Abhainn an Lagáin translates to ‘river of the low-lying district’.

As the Lagan passed through Lisburn and towards Belfast its ‘swift tributaries’ drove machinery and industry, and barges and lighters carrying goods were a familiar sight on the water.

In this exhibition, we take a journey along the Lagan and explore stories connected or linked to the River through the collection of the members of the philatelic societies of Northern Ireland.

This is their exhibition, in their own words.

A journey through the Lagan Valley in partnership with the North of Ireland Philatelic Society.

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