Details of exhibitions at Ards Arts Centre

3 October 2019 - 25 January 2020

Here is a list of exhibitions on in certain galleries in Ards Art Centre;


Wednesday 30 October – Saturday 23 November
Home – A Solo Exhibition by Ned Jackson Smyth

Growing up in Belfast during the Troubles, Ned’s family home was attacked periodically. This had instilled some negative memories however; he still considers Belfast as his ‘Home’. This exhibition examines the question; where does ‘Home’ lie?

Thursday 5 December – Saturday 25 January 2020
The Collection – An exhibition of curated works from the Arts Council Northern Ireland Collection.

Currently the collection holds over 600 works by established and emerging visual artists working in Northern Ireland. Many artists represented in the collection have major national and international reputations; others are of significant local and national interest.


Wednesday 30 October – Saturday 23 November
Art and Movement – An exhibition by the young people of Camphill community in the Glencraig area of Ards and North Down

These artworks are a celebration of how we use our bodies, minds and materials to explore mark making when applying paint and other medium. Camphill Community Glencraig is a community devoted to life sharing and working with individuals with learning disabilities encouraging a positive way of life for all.

Thursday 5 December – Saturday 25 January 2020
Placing Importance on The Everyday – A solo exhibition by Aly Harte

Acclaimed artist Aly Harte has unveiled her new collection of 12 original artworks to celebrate women. Each woman in the collection represents the various pattern of Aly's daily life and family – from mothers of her children’s school friends to women she encounters at the gym, women whom she has known since childhood and self-employed mums, just like herself.


3 October 2019 - 25 January 2020

Opening Times

  • Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-4pm
  • Saturday 10am-4pm (subject to exhibitions)
  • Sunday closed


  • Free

Contact Details

  • Address Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall Conway Square Newtownards BT23 4NP
  • Telephone 028 9181 0803
  • Email
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