Your Little Tiny Welcome To The Great Big Whole Wide World – 6 Dec to 26 Jan

‘Your Little Tiny Welcome To The Great Big Whole Wide World’ is an exhibition by Patrick Sanders (14 July 1976 – 16 January 2017). Patrick Sanders was a clown doctor, an illustrator, a performer, an artist, an activist and a loving husband. In 2015, Replay Theatre Company created the world’s first Baby Day celebrating our tiniest citizens. A day that was about hope for the future and about the family that Northern Ireland could be. As part of that celebration, Patrick was commissioned to create this exhibition and the beautiful book it celebrates. ‘Your Little Tiny Welcome’ is a wonderfully funny and touching introduction to our world for babies, children, parents and everyone!

Sadly, Patrick left his world far too soon but in this work, his extraordinary and unique world view lives on as his legacy.

‘Your Little Tiny Welcome’ also previews on Thursday 6 December, 7pm – 9pm in The Sunburst Gallery.

On Saturday 19 January, a special family event will take place at Ards Arts Centre to give everyone a chance to view Patrick Sander’s wonderful exhibition and listen to some songs inspired by his intriguing illustrations, specially written and performed by Rachael McCabe. Copies of the book containing the illustrations from the exhibition will also be on sale.

This free event will run over three sessions; 12noon, 1pm & 2pm. Pre-booking is essential.

Both ‘Mixed Feelings’ and ‘Your Little Tiny Welcome’ exhibitions will run until Saturday 26 January 2019.

Venue: Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards BT23 4NP
free during gallery opening hours.

For more information: telephone 028 9181 0803 or email

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