Visit the Royal Ulster Academy’s 136th Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum, Belfast from 6th October 2017 to the 7th January 2018.  Generously sponsored by KPMG, the exhibition will showcase original works across the disciplines of the visual arts by emerging and established artists.  Exhibitors will include Robert Ballagh, Betty Brown ARUA, Rita Duffy RUA, Denise Ferran PRUA, Graham Gingles RUA, Christopher Le Brun PRA, Elizabeth Magill RUA, Peter Neill ARUA, Marcus Patton VPRUA, Mick O’Dea PRHA, Mark Shields RUA, Bob Sloan RUA, Chris Wilson ARUA and Keith Wilson RUA.  

An extensive events programme, will be organised in response to the exhibition and with over 300 expected artworks on show there will be something to inspire all ages and interests! Activities will include guided tours, artist talks, seminars, masterclasses, workshops and demonstrations.  

Admission to the exhibition and participation in events will be free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Please see below for all RUA events:

Lunchtime Films & illustrated talks:

Artist Spotlight:


Senior Sessions:

Guided Tours:

Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition

Royal Ulster Academy

With its foundation in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. Through a series of educational and exhibition events throughout the year, the organisation aims to celebrate, enrich and expand contemporary approaches to the visual arts. The exhibition remains one of the highlights in the arts calendar. 

Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition