‘True Colours’ – Rewarding Art and Design at The Ulster Museum


From left to right: Professor Paul Seawright, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Ulster University; Justin Edwards, CCEA Chief Executive and Conor Robb, Antrim Grammar School (showcasing his A2 work)

The work of some of Northern Ireland's most exceptional young artists will be on display at the Ulster Museum during January and February. CCEA’s True Colours is a showcase of the outstanding artwork produced for the summer 2017 GCE & GCSE examinations.

The event will be visited by almost 50,000 people over the coming months, with many schools making trips to show other young artists the standard and quality of work produced in Northern Ireland.

Congratulating the students on their work, Justin Edwards, CCEA's Chief Executive, said:

"This is now our seventh annual True-Colours exhibition at the Ulster Museum. The venue offers a fitting setting for such outstanding work. It is also a pleasure to be able to give the public an opportunity to view the diversity and quality of work being produced by young artists and designers."

'True Colours' exhibition

Open to the public from Friday 12 January to Sunday 25 February 2018 at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Museum Opening Times

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

Closed Mondays.

Free entry to all.

Guest Speaker Biography

Professor Paul Seawright is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Paul has been Head of Belfast School of Art since 2012 and was formerly Dean of Art, Media and Design at the University of Wales, Newport. He currently sits on the advisory boards of the Imperial War Museum and British Council in London.

Paul's work is held in many museum collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, International Centre of Photography New York, Arts Councils of Ireland, England and Northern Ireland, the UK Government Collection and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome.

Paul has a first class honours degree in Photography, Film and Television and was awarded a PhD by the University of Wales in 2007. He currently holds Visiting Professorships at Sheffield Hallam, University of South Wales and the University of Porto.

Note to Editors

Media enquiries to John Boyle on (028) 9026 1247, Mobile 07796 947 989 , Email jboyle@ccea.org.uk