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This exhibition, the fourth in a series of displays from the Collection of George and Maura McClelland, highlights the work of artists active in Northern Ireland during the middle of the last century. This includes artists such as Colin Middleton, William Scott, FE McWilliam, Daniel O’Neil and Gerard Dillon. All of these artists were well known to the collector when he acted as their agent during the difficult years from the 1950s through to the 1970s when the McClelland Galleries in Belfast were closed down due to the Troubles. Among the works shown publicly for the first time in this exhibition are the drawings for McWilliam’s Women of Belfast series and paintings that came directly from the studios of Gerard Dillon and Daniel O’Neill.


Daniel O'Neill, Sisters a dream


Please follow the link to download the wall text from the exhibition:

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A new publication on the McClelland Collection, documenting its history, its links with the McClelland Gallery in Belfast, and George McClelland’s personal experience of collecting will be launched during the exhibition. This publication is sponsored by Christies (price €25.00).

An exhibition guide accompanies the exhibition (price €3.00).

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Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.