Naughton Gallery
Queen's University Belfast: Group/Solo Exhibitions, Artists, Opening Hours.

Irish Art Exhibitions

Yellow Bungalow (Gerard Dillon)

Naughton Gallery at Queen's University Belfast

Opened in 2001, the Naughton Gallery (a registered museum) is one of the best known venues of the Ireland visual arts scene north of the border. Named after its benefactors Martin and Carmel Naughton, it is situated in the Lanyon Building at Queen's University, Belfast. Together with Queen's Film Theatre and the annual Belfast Festival, the Naughton Gallery forms part of the university's Culture and Arts Division.

Over the past few years the Gallery has established itself as one of Belfast’s most exciting visual arts venues, featuring a rolling program of artworks from the University’s own Permanent Collection, as well as temporary exhibitions by both international and Irish artists.



Typically, it stages six exhibitions a year and organizes commissions of new art works for Queen’s University. Major Irish artists who have been exhibited at the Naughton Gallery include: Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig, John Luke, Louis le Brocquy, Paul Henry, John Lavery.

Queen's University Art Collection

The University’s collection of fine art encompasses gifts and other acquisitions secured since the foundation of Queen’s College in 1845.

It includes: oil paintings, prints, drawings, watercolours, sculpture, furniture, metalwork and silver. The collection is displayed across the University (eg. forty portraits hang in the Great Hall).


Gallery Opening Times

Monday-Saturday: 11am-4pm.


For the latest details of the Gallery's paintings and sculpture, or its art exhibitions, please contact:

The Naughton Gallery at Queen's
Lanyon Building
Queen's University
Phone: (+44) 028-9097-3580

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