The Waterworks

Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by John Price

4 April to 27 April, 2019

Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

The Waterworks is the latest exhibition of paintings and drawings by Lisburn based artist John Price. The work, of the iconic North Belfast park was produced between 2016 and 2019.

“The work in this exhibition has been inspired by the beauty of the Waterworks open spaces. It has been influenced by artists living and working in France, particularly Van Gogh and Pissarro and from my recent travels around Pontoise and Provence.” John Price

The opening of the exhibition will take place at the Engine Room Gallery on Thursday 4th April. The exhibition continues until Saturday 27th April.




John Price was born in Belfast. He completed an Art Foundation course in Belfast,1970-1971 and studied at Camberwell School of Art,London,1971-1974. His Postgraduate studies were completed at University of London and Ulster University, 1974-1976.

As winner of The George Campbell Memorial Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Spanish Cultural Institute, Dublin, he travelled and painted in Spain in 1985.

His last solo exhibition Esplanade-Paintings and Drawings 2012-2014 was held at the Engine Room Gallery, Belfast in February 2015.

"In the late 1980's I made a series of paintings at Ballyholme beach in Bangor, County Down.
I remember struggling with the shifting light, the wind and fast-moving clouds, chasing momentary fluctuations, the fleeting, temporary things.
I never quite got Ballyholme out of my system, so I returned there in Spring, 2012 to try to come to terms with all this once again.
The images in this exhibition, produced over the last three years are a reflection on my personal experience on the esplanade."

Selected Exhibitions

South London Art Gallery
Brunel University
Whitechapel Art Gallery,London
Young Contemporaries,Octagon Gallery,Belfast
Arts Council Gallery,Belfast
Tom Caldwell Galleries,Belfast and Dublin
Royal Ulster Academy
Engine Room Gallery,Belfast
Island Arts Centre, Lisburn


Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Collection
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Department of the Environment,Northern Ireland
Vincent Ferguson
St.Louise's Contemporary Art Collection
Private Collections in UK,Ireland and abroad.