Orchid Studios

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 A small group of established, award-winning artists with international reputations.

Established in Belfast for twenty-four years Orchid Studios supports artists who are nationally and internationally highly active. Its strong professional reputation is evidenced by the quality and international profile of its award-winning artists, whose work offers a dynamic creative outlook for Northern Ireland on the world stage.

The studios, supported by the ACNI, provides 8/9 high-quality professional studios and workshop provision and prioritises individual artistic practice and production.

All the studio members regularly exhibit in Northern Ireland and all also exhibit abroad on a regular basis. This aspect of contributing to the local and international art worlds is valuable in fostering a healthy, vibrant arts scene in Northern Ireland.

Orchid Studios attracts artists of the highest professional standard from a wide variety of visual art forms, encompassing painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video art.

Previous members of Orchid Studios include: Susan MacWilliam, Maria McKinney, Theo Sims, Lorraine Burrell, Allan Hughes, David Crone and Niamh O’Malley.

Studio Artists

  • Simon McWilliams
  • Susan MacWilliam
  • Gary Shaw
  • Peter Richards
  • Dan Shipsides
  • Colin Darke
  • Robert Anderson
  • Alistair Wilson

We are also in consortium agreement with Flax Art Studios:

  • Alastair MacLennan
  • Barbara Freeman
  • Aisling O’Beirn
  • Martin Boyle
  • Shiro Masuyama
  • Tony Hill
  • Helena Hamilton
  • Ruaidhri Lennon
  • Mitch Conlon
  • Gareth Moore
  • Sinead O’Donnell
  • Deirdre McKenna
  • Mike Hogg
  • Yvonne Kennan
  • Philip Napier
  • Johanna Leech
  • Leo Devlin
  • Lisa Malone

Contact Details

Orchid Studios
2nd Floor
44-46 Corporation St
note: Same building as Flax