Exhibitions at Bellshill Cultural Centre


21 August – 30 October 2019

Flora Lawrence

This exhibition shows the arresting, visceral and gestural abstract paintings of 2018 Glasgow School of Art, Painting and Drawing Department graduate, Flora Lawrence. Working mainly with oil paint, oil-based mediums and gloss varnishes, Flora employs the use of singular marks and heavier layers of paint. With a sensitivity to these materials, Flora aims to create a presence and an atmosphere within her work. Flora said: “I often work in series, in pairs or triptychs. This repetitive process demonstrating the act and experience of painting itself.” The scale and the physicality of the canvas is also important to Flora in relation to how the paintings are made as she moves the canvases between the floor and the wall.


13 November – 18 December 2019

The Hub Photography Group

Explore the work of the The Hub Photography Group; young people aged 16-19 years from Airdrie, Coatbridge and Bellshill who, over several months, supported by CultureNL staff, developed their own exciting series of work for exhibition. The work on display includes nature and wildlife as well as urban street photography. This Hub group is part of North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘opportunities for all’ approach which includes the North Lanarkshire Activity Agreement for 16-19 year olds. This initiative is a bridge between leaving school and going on to employment or training. Participants in the programme undertake a programme of learning to develop a range of personal and social skills that will support them in moving on to work or study.

For enquiries relating to exhibitions in this venue please contact Anne Louise Kieran, Visual Arts Officer on 01236 856228 or email kierana@culturenl.co.uk