Call for creative talent for exhibition

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The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre invites borough residents to participate in the Limavady Open Art Exhibition as part of this year’s Danny Boy Festival.

Running in the flagship Centre’s Keady Gallery from June 23 to July 21, the exhibition aims to showcase the visual arts talent existent across the local areas and any one resident in the borough and aged 17 years or over can submit up to two artworks for exhibition, regardless of their background or experience.

Artworks are welcomed in all mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, craft and mixed media.

To ensure exhibition scale and fairness to all individuals applying, a small panel, including the Arts & Cultural Services Officer, a representative of the North West Regional College faculty of Art & Design and a representative of the Roe Valley Arts & Heritage Committee will select the final works for display.

Desima Connolly, Arts & Cultural Services Officer, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for creative residents to have their work exhibited in the Arts Centre. Though at least 70% of our exhibitions to date have either featured local artists or had local themes, we know there are practising artists out there who sadly aren’t on our, or even the public’s radar.

“This exhibition is our way of celebrating the superb creative talent that’s happening across the borough and it’s something we hope will become a regular annual feature of our programme”.

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 19, at 2pm, though the Centre is accepting submissions from Tuesday, May 15. All artwork must be clearly labelled and individuals must also complete a Submission form. Forms and full guidelines are available from the Centre’s Reception or can be downloaded from their website at

For further information, contact the Centre on Tel: 028 776 0650 or email: