1st December – 26th January | Opening: 1st December at 5pm.
Millennium Court Arts Centre, William St, Portadown, Co. Armagh, BT623NX.
Artists exhibiting include: Dorothy Cross, Heather Fleming, Damien Flood, Ruth Le Gear, David Hamilton, Mark Joyce, Cainneach Lennon, Belinda Loftus, Claire Muckian, Kathryn Nelson, Joanne Proctor, Anne Marie Savage, Jana Winderen and Shelby Woods.
To coincide with the exploration of sub-glacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica this winter Millennium Court Arts Centre presents Crystalline, an exhibition of work by both international artists and local practising artists, graduates & postgraduates living or working throughout Northern Ireland. The exhibition incorporates pieces submitted through Open Submission and by invitation. The work explores the twin themes of scientific endeavour and the landscape of Antarctica. Working in various disciplines the artists represented in Crystalline cover many facets of Antarctic exploration, teasing out aspects of the barren terrain of the surface (seemingly devoid of colour, sound and life) and the inverted landscape of the sub-glacial underworld. Ruth Le Gear who has recently completed a residency in the Arctic Circle (another extreme environment) is strongly attracted by the scientific method behind investigation of non-physical phenomena and conversely the requirement of investigating fictional scenarios to understand more about the self.