Glenarm Visitors’ Centre celebrates first anniversary

Ceramic pieces by artist Sasha McVey, who will be exhibiting at Glenarm Visitors' Centre. INLT-27-710-con
Ceramic pieces by artist Sasha McVey, who will be exhibiting at Glenarm Visitors' Centre. INLT-27-710-con

Glenarm Visitor Centre is to mark its first year by hosting a ceramics exhibition by award-winning artist Sasha McVey.

The contemporary ceramic exhibition, named A Moment in Time, will run from Saturday July 9 until Sunday July 17.

Sasha was Northern Ireland’s Young Artist of the Year 2015 and is currently participating in the prestigious Craft NI Making It programme.

Her exclusive wares reflect the qualities which she discovers and observes in the North Coast and Glens, reflecting the ever-changing wonders of our surrounding land and seascape.

Sasha is presenting a diverse and fascinating collection of ceramic sculptural forms, decorative wares and gifts which are all available to purchase.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet Sasha from 12pm-1pm on Saturday July 9 and from 1pm to 2pm on Thursday July 14.

Also on display to visitors at the centre will be the prestitious metre-high RUC trophy presented by the William Keown Trust to photographer Peter Steele.

The trophy was conferred in recognition of Peter’s personal achievement in overcoming disability and setting up the Spinal Injuries Charity (SPINI).

An acclaimed exhibition of aerial photography by Peter helped to mark the opening of Glenarm Visitors’ Centre last July.

The exhibition featured Altnagore Cashel, Layde Cushendall and the architecture of Kilwaughter Castle in fine detail.

Since then, Peter and his assistant Shaun have had commissions from the tourist industry, film companies and corporate businesses.

In addition to the trophy, visitors to the centre can view some of Peter’s coastal scenes and landmark buildings, will also be available to buy during the week-long exhibition. (see also, Page 5)

The opening hours for the exhibition are from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 11am until 3pm on Saturday and 12pm until 3pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Glenarm Visitor Centre said that to date it had “exceeded projected visitor numbers.”