Across the Sea: The North Channel

Upland and Island Arts Centre in Lisburn are pleased to present a new exhibition partnership for 2020.

This exhibition brings together artists and makers taking part in Spring Fling Open Studios in Dumfries and Galloway and a handful of artists and makers living and working in Northern Ireland. Both groups are focusing on the theme Across the Sea: The North Channel and looking at coastal connections and the crossing between South West Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We hope you will be able to attend the exhibition at Island Arts Centre.

23rd April – 20th May 2020
ISLAND Arts Centre

ISLAND Civic Centre, Lagan Valley ISLAND, The ISLAND, Lisburn, BT27 4RL


Spring Fling participants: Archie McCall, Caroline Hone, Clare Dawdry, Colin Blanchard, Gail Kelly, Hazel Campbell, Janet O’Donnell, Jo Gallant, Laura Derby, Livy Nelson, Maggie Ayres, Patti Lean, Philippa Sinclair, Sarah Keast, Sarah Stewart, Sheena McMaster and Sue Thomas.

Northern Ireland artists and makers: Verity Pease and Alice McCabe, Betty Christie, Janet Morris, Rachael Johnson and Rosy Ennis.


Travel to Spring Fling from Northern Ireland

We’re delighted to offer Spring Fling visitors from Ireland and Northern Ireland a special travel discount, courtesy of Stena Line. This discount is exclusively for visitors to the exhibition. Travellers will be able to collect their voucher when attending the Across the Sea exhibition at Island Arts Centre between the 23rd April and 20th May 2020.

Terms & Conditions

  • This is exlusively for exhibition visitors travelling to D&G for Spring Fling Open Studios (23-25 May 2020).
  • This code is only valid on trips from Northern Ireland to D&G between the 22nd and 26th May 2020.
  • This is for domestic vehicles only.
  • Discount not applicable on any extras booked e.g. cabin, meals etc.
  • Stena Line Terms of Business apply.
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