Exhibition opens at Mossley Mill

Linda Paul with Matthew Jamison and Roy McKinnell at the launch of the Faces of Africa exhibition. INNT 20-426-RM
Linda Paul with Matthew Jamison and Roy McKinnell at the launch of the Faces of Africa exhibition. INNT 20-426-RM
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FACES of Africa - an exhibition of African portraits expressing the diversity of the peoples of Africa - has opened at Mossley Mill.

The exhibition contains work in oils, water colour, encaustic wax, pencil and features the African inspired studio pottery of Lorraine Pollock. It has been displayed at cultural events such as the Belfast Mela and at Belfast Zoo’s African Culture Day. Many local artists have also donated work to the exhibition.

Newtownabbey man Stephen Jamison, the lead artist, has been a full time artist since 2008. He paints a wide range of subjects, specialising in portraiture. His paintings hang in collections as far afield as Belgium, South Africa and the USA, as well as in the UK and Ireland.

Rosetta Jallow from Carrickfergus, whose work is also on display at the exhibition, has spent time in Australia, painting and exhibiting in Brisbane. She is also a freelance writer and cartoonist and runs art workshops and gives talks focusing on Africa.

Stephen and Rosetta’s aim is to use their art work to increase awareness and challenge perceptions in regard to the peoples of the continent of Africa.

The Faces of Africa exhibition runs in The Flax Gallery at Mossley Mill from now until Saturday, June 2. The gallery is open six days a week: Monday to Wednesday 10am - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 9pm, Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 11am - 4pm.

For more information telephone Museum at The Mill on 9034 0129 or log on to www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/museumatthemill

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