Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre
24 Main Street
Originally from Sri Lanka, Anushiya has been based in Northern Ireland for over twenty years. Since completing her degree in Fine & Applied Arts at the Belfast School of Art, she has exhibited nationally and internationally as well as working as an arts facilitator for numerous public organisations including the Ulster Museum, schools, hospitals and galleries. Anushiya trained as a printmaker but now works in both two and three dimensions, primarily using mixed media. Experimenting with materials, approaches and subject matter is at the core of her practice. Her work is influenced by the connected notion of a ‘self’ in transition and the challenges of identity as well as the nature of belonging, identity and place. She is interested in how natural and cultural environment shapes our sense of self and place. Her work is included in many prestigious collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Queen’s University, The Open University Ireland and Northern Bank. Please join us for the launch on Saturday 15 June from 2-3pm.
Artist Talk: Anushiya is providing a FREE talk on her exhibition and practice on Thursday 20 June at 2pm.