Spring Fling – 14 to 28 May

Spring Fling is an eclectic mix of art and craft work by artists with close connections to R-Space Gallery. This spring sale exhibition has work ranging from painting to glass textiles to ceramics. The varying themes and motifs of the work cover ideas from domestic objects to rural surroundings.

Participating artists: Sarah McWilliams, Janet Hackney, Robert Martin, Zara Lyness

About The Artists

Sarah McWilliams is a multidiscipline practitioner whose work ranges from assemblage to painting.. She has a background in lens based media and uses digital foundations to develop painting compositions.

The span of Janet Hackney’s career in art and textiles reflects her artwork itself – strands of textiles, embroidery, modern digital technology, heritage and colour all coming together to create a unique and memorable range of pieces.

Robert Martin has an extensive career in the creative sector spanning roles from artist, educator, curator to director. Starting his professional artistic career in 1975 as a glass maker, his path has taken him through many roles in different countries, creating a world wide network of contacts.

Zara Lyness graduated with a BA in Fine Art and is not a potter, but often includes ceramic work in an interdisciplinary practice. The craft elements in some of the work she makes her reflect the rural scenery close to her home.


R Space is a visual arts and crafts space, presenting and commissioning a programme of exhibitions and arts activity based in The Linen Rooms in the heart of the City of Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

R Space’s ambition is to increase access, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary visual arts, crafts, design and other related arts activities. It collaborates with a diverse range of excellent and challenging artists and designers working in different media, providing audiences from a wide range of educational, social and cultural backgrounds with different points of access to the arts.

Venue: R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn, BT27 4XE
Free entry Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm

Name of contact: Zara Lyness
Tel.: 028 92 663 179
Email: rspace@linenroomslisburn.com
Website: www.rspacelisburn.com

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