Exhibitions at Bellshill Cultural Centre

Our Changing Landscape – John CarrollOur Changing Landscape – John Carroll

Open Opportunity – North Lanarkshire Artist Network (NLAN) Artist Member Exhibition

20 May – 24 June

An exploration of the landscape of North Lanarkshire and beyond through a series of soft pastel drawings.

Artist John Carroll moved from Manchester to Muirhead three years ago and has been fascinated by the juxtaposition of the rural, urban and industrial landscapes that surround him. He is particularly interested in spaces that have become overlooked, neglected and/or are in transition. Through his work he seeks to bring close attention to these spaces, to spotlight the unseen and forgotten.

 

ARTISTS’ TALK

Thursday 6 June, 6.30pm – 8pm

Please join John in a mini-studio setup and watch him at work before a walk and talk of his exhibition.

FREE – all welcome

 

PASTEL MASTERCLASS

Saturday 8 June, 10am – 12pm

BOOK NOW

A fantastic opportunity to learn pastel painting techniques under the tutelage of artist John Carroll. No experience necessary – just the desire to join in, be creative and have some fun.

Please bring an apron – all other materials supplied.

FREE. Please book in advance as places are limited.

 

Ukraine, A Free Country for a Free People by photographer Vladyslav Piasetskyi

1 July – 12 August

My name is Vladyslav Pyasetskyi. I am a Ukrainian photographer.

When I was 10 years old, I got a present from my father, Soviet film camera “Chajka-2”. In those days it was a very interesting, even magical process. There were the dark bathroom, red light, developer, fixer, photo enlarger, black and white photofilms. You put white paper into a liquid, and then he features of the things and the people you photographed appear on it very slowly. This is a kind of philosophy.

It’s like when you meet a new person, you don’t know them right away. But only later some features appear in it. Today photography has changed. You press a button and get the result right away. And this is how it should be nowadays. Everything in the world must develop and have its own progress. But some things in photography remain the same.

Translated from Greek, photography means painting with light. Just like in the old days, you can’t take a photo without sunlight or soft boxes. Photography is a psychology, it is the relationship between the photographer and the model. And what remains unchanged is that the photographer’s main tool is his brain, his experience, his perception of the world around him. A camera is only a means to implement the photographer’s ideas. And in today’s world, we can only hope that artificial intelligence will not replace the photographer.

Now I live in Scotland. It is a wonderful country with nice people. Ukrainians are grateful to the Scottish nation for their hospitality. I invite you to take a small photo trip to Ukraine and get to know Ukrainian people.

 

Open opportunity – North Lanarkshire Artist Network (NLAN) artist member exhibition 

26 August – 16 September

 

Wild Heart – Showcase of Zaneta Threlfall

30 September – 11 November

A wildlife photography exhibition showcasing the work of award-winning local Polish photographer Zaneta Threlfall.

Zan was born in Poland but her heart is firmly rooted in Scotland.

From her early days of exploring photography to her current status as an award-winning photographer, Zan’s passion is reflected in every photograph. Her dedication has led her to volunteer for numerous wildlife charities and graduate with a master’s degree in Wildlife, Biology, and Conservation. Alongside her popular exhibitions, Zan’s other achievements include being featured in national and international newspapers and magazines, and providing talks about her craft to a variety of clubs and societies.

 

Little People, Big Ideas!  An exhibition to celebrate the creativity of our young artists who attend NLC, Art Attack classes

18 November – 16 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue opening: Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm.

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