Visual Arts Exhibitions

Roger McNultyThe Craig and Beyond

Bellshill Cultural Centre

24 June – 8 August

North Lanarkshire’s Arts is delighted to host an exhibition by Roger McNulty, which is concerned primarily with Steelmaking; including its dramatic processes, the transient and global nature of its production, and the scientific research into utilising its waste product ‘slag’ to assist in the battle against global warming.  The work in the exhibition uses paint, metallic powders and metal on canvas to express the physicality of the materials, the labour involved, the concentration required and the dramatic nature and urgency of the activity.

Roger McNulty’s practice incorporates a range of different media including painting, video and sculpture.  Now living and working in Essex, this particular exhibition is painting based and derives from his early life in Craigneuk, North Lanarkshire, and his subsequent employment with the British Steel Corporation.

“Having lived in the shadow of the Craig and its dramatic effects on the verge of the fertile Clyde Valley, provides a constant source of vivid memories’’.

 Roger has a BA in fine Art from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He has worked and exhibited widely in the UK and Asia.

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Ally Wallace

Symbiotic Modernism

Motherwell Concert Hall

8 July – 19 August

Glasgow based artist Ally Wallace works across a range of disciplines, including sculpture, installation, drawing and video, to create artworks in response to chosen locations. His works are often exhibited in the spaces to which they relate.

For his project at Motherwell Concert Hall, he exhibits a series of sculptures and photographs which reflect his interest in Modernist architecture, of which Motherwell Concert Hall is a fine example. The photographs, exhibited in the café, are of his own Brutalist-inspired sculptures positioned outside against the backdrop of the Concert Hall, with the sculptures themselves exhibited in the foyer. The architecture of the building and responding sculptural pieces together create an interesting interplay which forms a re-presentation of the work (photographically) in the café exhibition space.

For enquiries relating to exhibitions at Motherwell Concert Hall, please contact Ann Louise Kieran, Visual Arts Officer on 01236 856228 or email kierana@northlan.gov.uk.