Flax Gallery



Across the Hawthorn Hedge the Noise of Bugles

Thursday 31 July 2014 - Saturday 06 September 2014


The impact of the outbreak of the First World War as experienced in Mid and East Antrim and the Causeway Coast.

The exhibition will explore, through artefacts and archival material from the 1914 period, the impacr and legacy of the outbreak of the First World War for local communities in Mid and East Antrim and the Causeway areas. Across the Hawthorn Hedge will set the home front within a national and international context and will include sub-themes of the Home Rule Crisis, the Labour Movement and the Women’s Movement. The exhibition will focus on stories identified through community consultation.




Echoes Around The World

A selection of prints by Mary Kpakra

Thursday 7 August - Saturday 30 August 2014

Echoes Around The World is a selection of original prints by Mary Kpakra. Mary Kpakra is a landscape artist influenced by the natural beauty and wonders of the world. Mary found her love of raw, primitive and natural colour through living in Africa and travelling through India, Peru and China. The exhibition highlights the grandeur of the world through fine art print making and is brought to life with etchings, photo intaglio, collagraphs, dry point etchings and monoprints.

This exhibition is being held in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Proceeds of paintings sold will be donated to G.D.B.A.




By Lise McGreevy - Photojournalist & Visual Artist

Lise attended the WW1 Centenary Remembrance Service at the City Hall on the 4th August, which was organised by the Northern Ireland First World War Centenary Committee and Belfast city councillors.

It was a very moving and touching ceremony, where hundreds of members of the public turned up to participate in remembering the fallen on this momentous occasion. As a people photographer, Lise decided to stay behind the scenes at the event, taking images of people at ground level who were working at the city hall that special day or had given up their time to come and pay their respects and commemorate.

Lise’s work will be displayed in Museum at The Mill until Saturday 27 September 2014.


The Flax Gallery Open 2015

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Normal Exhibition Opening Times:

Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed




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