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Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016 by Shelter NI

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16th January 2017 - 10th February 2017
The Alley Arts and Conference Centre

Marks of Time Strabane: a watercolour exhibition charting the history of Strabane through its buildings.

The Barony of Strabane in County Tyrone has a wealth of historic buildings and features which combine to make a place of great variety and interest and reflect a long and often turbulent history. This exhibition looks at how this history is revealed by the built structures of the area. In 50 watercolour sketches, supplemented by brief explanatory notes, the architecture of the region and how it relates to wider national and international trends is explored. Illustrations range from the Mesolithic wedge tombs, to Plantation Castles, industrial development, ideal villages and modern regeneration.

Manus Deery is a Principal Conservation Architect in the Historic Environment Division of the Department for Communities, and this personal project follows a similar exhibition on the heritage of Derry~Londonderry which he developed in 2013 as a contribution to the City of Culture. Both areas are now part of the Derry City and Strabane District Council Area and individually, or together, they have much to offer interested visitors and locals. It is a place with a fascinating history, and with a built legacy well worth exploring.

To coincide with the exhibition Manus will give an illustrated talk incorporating further sketches not featured in the exhibition on Thursday, 2nd February 2017 @ 7pm at The Alley.

Proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to GABLE a Shelter Northern Ireland project based in Strabane.

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