Naughton Gallery

The Naughton Gallery at Queens
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The Naughton Gallery is named after its generous benefactors Martin and Carmel Naughton. Since 2001, The Gallery has become one of Belfast's most sought after and exciting visual arts platforms, featuring a rolling programme of works from the University's own collection, touring exhibitions and shows by local and international artists. The Naughton Gallery is a registered museum and is managed by the Members of Queen's Art Board.

The Naughton Gallery presents up to six exhibitions per year and also co-ordinates commissions of new art works for Queen's University. The University's extensive art collection comprises gifts, bequests and purchases since the foundation of Queen's College in 1845. The wide range of works includes paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, furniture, metalwork and silver. The collection is on display throughout the University with an impressive hang of over forty portraits in the Great Hall.

In 2004 the Naughton Gallery joined the newly formed Culture and Arts Division at Queen's, along with Queen's Film Theatre and Belfast Festival.

The Gallery welcomes 13,000 annual visitors including a significant number of international tourist visitors.

Statement of Purpose:
To develop the Art Collection and the The Naughton Gallery at Queen's as an aesthetic, academic and creative force which enhances the Queen's experience for staff, students and the wider community.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat 11.00-16.00

Closed: Sunday

Admission charges

Admission Free

Collection details

Fine Art

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  • The Naughton Gallery at Queens, Belfast 2005

How to obtain

To order a free copy please contact Education & Outreach Officer Clare Leeman on +44 (028) 9097 3758.

Naughton Gallery
Queen's University
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland



Curator of Art

Gallery Assistant


General Enquiries

028 9097 3580

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