The Antrim Art Club was established in 1951 to encouage, promote and advance the participation of visual art in the Antrim Borough and the Club Committee arranges meetings, demonstrations and exhibitions and fix a rate of annual subscription and issue membership cards.
Antrim Art Club is a constituted group with rules and regulations in accordance with the Antrim and Newtownabbey Council guidelines.
The Club usually meets 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in term time at Parkhall School Artrooms, 12 Steeple Road Antrim BT41 1AF at 7.20pm.
At the meetings a professional artist will create a painting in different mediums, oils, watercolour, acrylic, pastel/pencil/charcoal or mixed medium. We hold work nights so that those who want to paint with a tutor can enjoy that experience.
We exhibit our work ongoing at the Farranshane and Enterprise Business Centres in Antrim, Castlemall Shopping Centre, Antrim Library, Antrim Civic Centre, Belfast Waterfront, Linenhall Library, Clotworthy Arts Centre, Courtyard Theatre Gallery Newtownabbey and the Oriel Gallery Antrim.
In summer we enjoy painting out of doors in the beautiful walled gardens at Greenmount and Antrim Castle Gardens and have a bus trip.
Our promotion film can be seen at made with BBC in our 60th yr.
Our artists website is at
We are a very popular and busy leading Club and receive many invitations to exhibit our paintings.
We have limited seating in our Artrooms and we are always glad to welcome new members whether they are artists, just like to paint or enjoy watching a professional artist at work.
If you would like any further information ring us on 02893340730.
Regards AAC Committee.
Directions..turn off Styles Way into Steeple Rd and go to the set of traffic lights just before the bridge, turn right into the school and drive past the front of the school and turn up right to the Artrooms at the back of the school, go through the double door and right again into the classroom.
Antrim Art Club...The Relaxation and Joy of painting or watching a Demo...
AAC believe in painting as a valuable way to create meaning and purpose in life, leading away from isolation into community and providing support to people who are experiencing emotional difficulties so that they can re-create their reasons and purpose for living, find new ways to live and experience a better quality of life in the tranquility of painting.
Painting is an individual activity, in the workshop or outdoors our artists can enter their own world and relax, which provides a mental rest that lowers stress and generates relaxation and happiness.
Painting helps distract from problems, it helps take anguish out and transform it into something nice, which is given a title.....
Painting is especially significant for people going through an emotional imbalance like a life trauma, they can use the visual expression to achieve relaxation.
Learning to paint and persevering they are encouraged to create something that belongs only to them, a personal project which is unique…a painting of their very own.
Painting has all the benefits of good entertainment: we can laugh, socialize, learn something new, feel motivated to finish what we start, appreciate nature and feel passion for something good and enjoy chatting and showing our completed work to encourage others to join in the activity..
55 years at Antrim Art Club
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