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Dear friends and colleagues,

First and foremost we would like to wish you all a wonderful Easter Break which will hopefully include some well-deserved relaxation!

Our Newsletter this week includes the annual art exhibition by the Northern Ireland Department of Finance, a White Ribbon Anthem as part of the White Ribbon Campaign, and ‘Guess the Image’ from County Down Museum. You will also find a collection by one of Ireland’s most renowned painters plus a delicious recipe to give you a taste of Belgium in Co. Tyrone.

Let us know what you get up to over the break, whether you’re in Northern Ireland or in Brussels: @BrusselsNI.

Best Wishes,
Lynsey Moore, Director

Slieve Binnian and Wee Binnian feature in Art Exhibition

This stunning painting is part of ‘The Mourne Analogues’ painted in 1983 by Cecil Maguire. The piece features in the 2020/21 art exhibition ‘All Creatures Giant and Small’ which is organised by the Office of Public Works and the Department of Finance, Northern Ireland. This partnership has been presenting annual art exhibitions since 1990 with a different theme and location each year. The theme this year focuses on the natural world and its interaction with humanity. Read more and view the collection here.
(Copy) Binnian

White Ribbon Anthem to support victims of Domestic Abuse

Pianist Ruth McGinley and Duke Special have co-written a new anthem ‘White Ribbon’. A powerful song performed by Jolene O’Hara and commissioned by Northern Ireland Opera in conjunction with Women’s Aid ABCLN and the Ulster Orchestra with the aim of supporting women who have been affected by domestic abuse. The #WhiteRibbonCampaign is now in its 30th year. Watch the short film about creating ‘White Ribbon’ here.
White Ribbon Anthem to support victims of Domestic Abuse

Guess the Museum Item from Down County Museum!

Are you in need of a bit of inspiration for your weekly zoom quiz? Down County Museum have been posting daily images on their Facebook Page portraying a snapshot of different objects they hold in their exhibitions. Can you guess what they are? Click here to find out if you were right about this particular image. Find out more about the historic 18th century County Gaol of Down where the Museum is housed, located within metres of St Patrick’s burial site.
Guess the Museum Item from Down County Museum!

Creative Undoing: Art Exhibition by Carol Graham RUA

ArtisAnn Belfast present this amazing opportunity to view the latest collection by one of Ireland’s most renowned painters. Carol Graham is a well-established and critically acclaimed artist whose work is held in the permanent collections of the Arts Council NI and the Ulster Museum. This latest collection stems from her work in therapy groups and uses a mixture of photocopied fragments, acrylic, oil and other mixed media. View the collection here.
Carol Graham(1)

A Taste of Belgium in Northern Ireland

Join Wee Buns Cookery School in Co. Tyrone for this super easy and super tasty recipe for Belgian Chocolate Brownies. This may not be the healthiest recipe, but what is Easter without plenty of chocolate? Watch the video here and cook along. Tag us with pictures of your results @BrusselsNI.
A Taste of Belgium in Northern Ireland