Category Archives: Visual Arts

Lighting the Forge at Ardress House

We’re excited to welcome visitors to Ardress House to take a step back in time as they watch the forge re-ignited and enjoy the visual spectacle of the blacksmiths at work.

Patterson’s will also have a selection of their handcrafted products for sale in the Visitor Reception.
Standard admission applies. Members free.


Ardress House, 64 Ardress Road, Annaghmore, Portadown, BT621SQ

Time & Place – Lorraine Fletcher | Aidan McGillion | Malachy O’Neill

Fellow musicians and artists all with a deep connection to Co Armagh, Malachy O’Neill, Aidan McGillion and Lorraine Fletcher come together for this group exhibition, Time & Place, showing their different styles of artwork to a home audience as a collective for the first time.

Mal O’Neill has had many influences for his art over the years from music, nature and sport. Drawing inspiration from the many ancient Neolithic sites he has visited; the Fairy Mounds, Dolmens, Ogham stones and folklore from around Ireland, Britain and France. Aidan McGillion, native of Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone, now based in Armagh City, studied Fine Art in Derry and Carlisle. His work is inspired by the local landscape, music, literature and the human figure. Lorraine Fletcher, originally from Co. Armagh resides in Galway. She is Inspired by Irish wildlife, capturing moments through expression and colour with relation to human connections and emotion.