Prints from the Lodge Studio by Richard Croft RUA – 4 to 28 May

Richard Croft celebrates a lifetime of print making with a new show at the ArtisAnn Gallery in Belfast.

Born in London in 1935, and educated at Bromle and Brighton Colleges of Art, Richard Croft moved to Belfast in 1959 to teach art – firstly at Dunlambert School in Fortwilliam and, latterly, as Head of the Art Department at Annadale Grammar School until 1986 when he ‘retired’ to paint full–time in his studio in Dundrum, Co. Down.

He was a founder member of Group 63 and the Octagon Gallery and President of the Royal Ulster Academy from 1997 to 2000. Over the past fifty years he has exhibited regularly throughout Ireland and his work is represented in public and private collections around the world.

The majority of prints in this show are relief prints (lino cuts) which have been made in Richard’s studio on a large press which was built in London in 1930 for the American Artist Mark Tobey.

All Welcome and No Booking Necessary, All artworks are available to buy.

You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme which gives you an interest-free loan over 10 months (and you still get to take the art home immediately the exhibition ends).

Venue: ArtisAnn Gallery, 70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE
Dates: Wed 4th to Sat 28th May
Times: Tue – Fri: 11am to 6pm ; Sat: Noon to 5pm
Late Night Opening: Wed 4th May from 6 to 8pm

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