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F.E McWilliam Gallery and Studio re-opens its doors to the public

Banbridge’s famed FE McWilliam Gallery, Studio and Garden safely reopened its doors to the public today (Monday) with a new and exciting new exhibition.

A new exhibition Sculptors at Work: Photographs by Anne-Katrin Purkiss will take centre stage, providing yet another great reason to visit.

Dedicated to the memory of local sculptor Frederick Edward McWilliam, one of Ireland’s most influential and successful artists, the free-to-visit gallery and studio.

The FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio was established in 2008, two decades after the sculptor’s death, to house works his family bequeathed to the people of Banbridge, including the contents of his studio, a replica of which sits in the garden.

The son of a local doctor, McWilliam was born in the town in 1909 and his work spans most of the major artistic movements of the 20th century.

Featuring a permanent display of McWilliam’s work, temporary exhibitions of Irish and international art, a craft shop, café and Banbridge Visitor Information Point, the FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio is popular among visitors from across the island.

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