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Richard Croft Exhibition at Castle Gardens

10 June 2015

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council is delighted to host an exhibition of work by renowned Northern Ireland painter, Richard Croft, at the Oriel Gallery, Antrim Castle Gardens from Wednesday 17 June until Sunday 2 October. Richard turns 80 this summer and this exhibition of his work will span a period of over 60 years.

Richard Croft moved to Northern Ireland in 1959 to teach art. During the 60s and 70s he exhibited regularly across Ireland. Over the past 40 years he has had many one person shows and his work is represented in public and private collections around the world. With his subject matter focusing mainly on still life and landscapes, this promises to be a stunning exhibition of 60 years work which will include student work from the 1950s, drawings, oil paintings, pastels and prints.

Cathy Brown, Arts Officer with the Council says, “Richard exhibited in Clotworthy House many years ago.  We are delighted to share his work in our new Oriel Gallery and to share in his birthday celebrations!  I’m particularly excited about the Gallery Talk he will give on Saturday 4 July at 2pm. Places are free, but limited and MUST be booked in advance at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice or by contacting Clotworthy House reception T.  028 9448 1338.”

This promises to be one exhibition you won’t want to miss!