John Lavery A Moorish Garden in Winter (1912)

The Queen's University Belfast
Art Collection

The University's extensive permanent 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 fifty portraits in the Great Hall. 

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Professor Ruth Lynden-Bell, by Jennifer Trouton (2016)

The Portrait 

The Great Hall is home to a selection of works from the University’s vast Portrait Collection of highly distinguished sitters by artists of international significance.


The Presentation Seal (1896)

The Silver

Queen’s University Belfast has an extensive and varied Silver Collection, showcasing world class craftsmanship through an array of exquisite items of historical significance. 

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Whitepark Bay, by Norman Wilkinson (1949)

The Wilkinson

Our collection of six of Wilkinson’s Irish landscapes were commissioned in 1949 for the University’s Medical Library.

Collection Highlights

Francis McCrory The Curzon Film Theatre (2008)

Norman Wilkinson Shipbuilding (1949)

Tai-Shan Schierenberg Seamus Heaney (2004)

Sir John Lavery Self Portrait, Silver Casket (1912)

Sidney Smith Memories of Les Sylphides (1943)

Rita Duffy Banquet (1998)

F.E. McWilliam Reclining Figure (c. 1958)

Daniel O'Neill Cityscape (c. 1940s)

Illingworth Kerr Island, Elbow River, Spring (1973)

Michelle Rogers Out of the Shadows (2000)

James Atkins The Death of St. Peter the Martyr (c. 1820s)


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