Talking about ‘Our Generation’ and Customs

ON VIEW. Rosella Watton-Austin, Lecturer at Ballymoney NRC and Cultural Services Manager, Margaret Edgar, pictured at the 'Our Generation' art exhibition by students from NRC and Sandelford on Wednesday night at the Town Hall.INBM2-15 003SC.
ON VIEW. Rosella Watton-Austin, Lecturer at Ballymoney NRC and Cultural Services Manager, Margaret Edgar, pictured at the 'Our Generation' art exhibition by students from NRC and Sandelford on Wednesday night at the Town Hall.INBM2-15 003SC.

A new exhibition of artwork by students who attend the Northern Regional College in Ballymoney is currently on display in Ballymoney Museum.

Our Generation features a wonderful variety of work including monoprints, drawings, paintings and collages which has been created by students who attend the Northern Regional College in Ballymoney.

OUR OWN WORK. Students from Ballymoney NRC and Sandelford, whose artwork is on display at the Town Hall.INBM2-15 004SC.

OUR OWN WORK. Students from Ballymoney NRC and Sandelford, whose artwork is on display at the Town Hall.INBM2-15 004SC.

Some of the students are from Sandelford School and attend the college to obtain a CCEA Creative Crafts qualification.

Others attend work related courses including Wider Choices, Aspire to Work and Work Ready and have produced artwork associated to their area of study.

Their tutor, Rosella Watton-Austin, has inspired and encouraged her students to create amazing pieces of art and Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee are delighted to promote Our Generation in Ballymoney Museum as the opening event in their new winter programme.

The exhibition is on display in the museum at Ballymoney Town Hall until Saturday 31 January. Opening hours are Monday – Thursday and Saturday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm. Admission is free.

IN THE MAIN. Margaret Edgar (right), Cultural Services Manager, pictured at the Art Exhibition on Wednesday night along with Mary McKendry (Sandelford), Rosella Wattion and Moyra Gowland, both from NRC.INBM2-15 006SC.

IN THE MAIN. Margaret Edgar (right), Cultural Services Manager, pictured at the Art Exhibition on Wednesday night along with Mary McKendry (Sandelford), Rosella Wattion and Moyra Gowland, both from NRC.INBM2-15 006SC.

HISTORY TALK

Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee’s new series of local history talks by popular historian S Alex Blair begins on Wednesday 21 January with the first of two talks looking at Rural Life in North Antrim. The focus of this evening’s talk is Customs and Traditions.

Country folk intuitively know how to handle situations as they occur for they saw their parents and grandparents “doing it that way”. That is really what customs and traditions are all about and in this talk Mr Blair will discuss the various customs and traditions associated with the cycle of life and the events of the year as they have unfolded in the lives of the people of North Antrim down the generations.

In the second talk on Monday 16 February, Mr Blair will be looking at Work and Leisure and the series concludes on Thursday 19 March with a talk on St Patrick, Our Patron Saint. All talks take place at 8pm in Ballymoney Town Hall. Admission £2 includes refreshments.