The Naughton Gallery at Queen's
Lanyon Building
Queen's University

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3580

Opening Times
Tuesday - Sunday
11am - 4pm

About Us

Naughton Gallery
Naughton Gallery

About the Naughton Gallery

The Naughton Gallery is named after its generous benefactors, Martin and Carmel Naughton. Since 2001, The Gallery has become one of Belfast's most sought after and exciting visual arts platforms, featuring a rolling programme of works from the University's own collection, touring exhibitions and shows by local and international artists. The Naughton Gallery is a registered museum.

The Naughton Gallery presents up to eight exhibitions per year and also co-ordinates commissions of new art works for Queen's University. The University's extensive art collection comprises gifts, bequests and purchases since the foundation of Queen's College in 1845. The wide range of works includes paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, furniture, metalwork and silver. The collection is on display throughout the University with an impressive hang of over forty portraits in the Great Hall.

The Gallery welcomes 16,000 annual visitors including a significant number of international tourist visitors and is listed in Ten of the Best university galleries in the UK and Ireland by The Times Higher. The Gallery was the winner of the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence & Innovation in the Arts 2008


Naughton Gallery
Naughton Gallery

Statement of Purpose

To develop the Art Collection and the The Naughton Gallery at Queen's as an aesthetic, academic and creative force which enhances the Queen's experience for staff, students and the wider community.

Gallery Staff

Ben Crothers / Curator & Collections Manager
Rachel Brown / Gallery & Exhibitions Assistant

Members of the Arts Advisory Group

Mr J P J O'Kane (Chair)
Ms C Baxter
Mr C Davidson
Dr S B Kennedy
Professor J Morison
Ms A O'Rawe
Ms N Sinte
Mr P Spratt
Ms C Young

Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788