Art lovers flock to homemade gallery

Published Friday, 06 December 2013
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Northern Ireland's art lovers have flocked to a unique art gallery based in Whitehead, Co Antrim

Cynthia Waddell has transformed her beautiful Victorian house into an exhibition space to showcase her own work and paintings from local artists.

And The Gallery Whitehead has proved popular with the art-loving public who can now visit the house seven days a week.

Cynthia told UTV: "I'm trying to achieve this to let people see really what my art is all about because I've been painting for thirty years, all over the place, all over the world.

"I wanted to go back and do something for Whitehead as well, put it on the map a bit if you like."

The latest artist to display their work at Cynthia's home is 12-year-old Peter Carton who specialises in Japanese cartoon art

He said: "I fell in love with the style so much, I started trying to draw it and experience from YouTube channels."

"I came out with these tasks as I was on holiday in Donegal; they're very funny and cute."

Peter's exhibition goes on display at the gallery from Saturday.

And with high demand from artists hoping to display their work and the public eager to view the exhibitions, the unusual art gallery is set to be available for viewings into next year.

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