Artist's tribute to Derry's iconic store Austins

Magherafelt artist Adrian Margey is set to stage a major new exhibition of his work in Derry over Easter weekend.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 8:21 am
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 9:32 am
Austins in Derry by Magherafelt artist Adrian Margey

Although the artist has exhibited widely across the island of Ireland, this will be his first solo show in the city.

The eclectic exhibition will be staged at the Everglades Hotel, Prehen Road this Saturday 26th until Monday 28th March.

Margey’s latest collection will feature stunning contemporary depictions of iconic landmarks, landscapes and musical traditions with a strong focus on the North West and the Maiden City in particular. Vibrant representations of The Peace Bridge, Guildhall, City Walls and scenes of the Foyle will be on show.

However, it is an eye-catching tribute to Austins Department store that caught the interest of many on social media last week.

“I am really excited about exhibiting my work in the Maiden City. I have long admired the city’s buildings and landmarks. It has been a pleasure to capture them on canvas, and bring a new perspective to them. When I head the sad news about Austins, I unveiled my depiction of the department store on facebook. I was amazed by the response – clearly demonstrating the affection people have for this icon of retail. I look forward to welcoming local visitors to the show and discussing the new collection”, enthused Adrian.

Opening times are as follows: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March: 11am – 8pm. Monday 28th March 11am – 6pm. Admission free – everyone welcome.

An online preview of the exhibition can be found at For more information, telephone 07841593762.