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Bill Saunders, Untitled, Mixed media, 2017

Bill Saunders:
Side Steps These
Ferried Measures Rise

This is the first major institutional exhibition by Belfast based artist Bill Saunders, who works primarily in sculpture. In this exhibition, Saunders considers the very site where artwork is made — the profound “thinking space” that is the studio — as a source of inspiration for his work.


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Date: 30 Jun 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
Time: 10am - 7pm, 7 days a week
Space: Sunken Gallery
Price: Free admission

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About the Artist

Bill Saunders

Bill Saunders was Born in Belfast in 1944 and studied at Belfast College of Art from 1965 – 1969 and the University of Wales from 1969 – 1970. He was Lecturer in Art & Design at University of Ulster from 1972 – 2004. Saunders lives and works in Belfast. He is represented by Fenderesky Gallery.

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