Sophie Aghajanian and James Allen – A New Online Exhibition

Sophie Aghajanian and James Allen

A New Online Exhibition at the ArtisAnn Gallery.

One of Belfast’s most famous artistic couples, James Allen and Sophie Aghajamian, have an exciting new online exhibition at—now-on.html

ArtisAnn Gallery’s co-owner Dr Ann McVeigh says

“With most of us having to stay at home, the ArtisAnn Gallery are making all our artworks available online. We are delighted that includes this fabulous exhibition by James and Sophie.”

Sophie Aghajanian was born in Palestine, of Armenian descent, and studied art in London and Brighton before moving to Belfast. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, including recently in New York in 2019. She is an exceptional printmaker and painter whose atmospheric artworks are held in many important collections.

James Allen studied art in Belfast and Brighton and went on to teach art at Goldsmiths School of Art in London. He returned to Northern Ireland to help establish the Belfast Print Workshop and has been a renowned print maker and painter for many decades. He has exhibited widely, including in Japan in 2019. His works are held in a wide range of collections around the world, including the Ulster Museum, Arts Council and the Telfair Museum of Georgia.

Both artists are long standing members of the Royal Ulster Academy

Exhibition is online here

All art is available to buy, and can be delivered direct to your door at the end of the exhibition.

Most of the money from sales goes to artists and local businesses so you can support artists and your community with art you love from the ArtisAnn Gallery online at

You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme; an interest-free loan over 10 months, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. This can be arranged over the phone and the work delivered to your home.

Enjoy the art you love at home, online at and on our social media channels.

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