Flowerfield Arts Centre
185 Coleraine Road
028 7083 1400
Flowerfield Arts Centre is Coleraine Borough Council’s dedicated arts facility. Providing arts and crafts courses, exhibitions, concerts, film showings, lectures and events throughout the year. The centre offers a variety of activities for both adults and children including pottery, painting, photography, creative writing, language classes and much more. Flowerfield boasts state of the art facilities including a multi-purpose auditorium, dedicated galleries, specialised teaching facilities, media training suite, professional craft studios, craft shop, reception and coffee bar. The centre is developing a strong reputation for hot crafts, with artists working in glass and ceramics.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays, 10am to 1pm. The centre is also open late on evenings when classes are taking place in the building.
Free admission to the galleries
Maurice Orr - The Screaming Silence of the Wind
Artist Maurice Orr’s The Screaming Silence of the Wind comprises five multi-sensory installations of 5’ x 7’ paintings on canvas inspired by the barren, raw landscapes of Northern Ireland and Iceland. Presented by the Mid-Antrim Museum with the assistance of the Arts and Disability Forum and the Royal National Institute of Blind People, this exhibition offers a unique experience for all audiences through sound, touch and sight.
‘Through sound, paint and natural materials such as fish leather, I have created pieces which aim to evoke a holistic feeling of place,’ says Orr. ‘Visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to touch the surfaces, look at the landscapes and listen to the sounds that inspired me to make each of the pieces.’
Touring art galleries in Northern Ireland until the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, this exhibition offers tactile art pieces, a musical score, braille stands, audio description and information in large text for visually impaired audiences.
Northern Irish artist Maurice Orr had his first work exhibited in Belfast when he was only 15 years old, studied at Belfast College of Art and Design and worked as a graphic artist for the Northern Ireland Civil Service before turning to oil painting. His work offers audiences direct contact with the visual arts and, in particular, provides visually impaired visitors a unique and inspiring arts experience. He is now focused on bringing the arts to the heart of communities in Northern Ireland by delivering workshops to a variety of youth and disability groups in the Ballymena area.
The Screaming Silence of the Wind was commissioned by Unlimited, a UK-wide fund majority-led by disabled artists and arts organisations.
Unlimited encourages collaborations and partnerships between disability arts organisations, disabled and deaf artists, producers, and mainstream organisations to celebrate the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to create original and exciting works. Twenty-nine Unlimited Commissions have been awarded.
Unlimited is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.
- Any age