Hamilton Architects Sponsor RUA 2020 ‘Virtual’ Exhibition


Hamilton Architects are delighted to sponsor the Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition once again, which opened to the public this year on 16th October at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

Hamilton Architects are sponsoring the award in the Sculpture category of one of the most eagerly anticipated exhibitions in the Northern Ireland cultural calendar. The 139th exhibition will run until 3rd January 2021.

“We are delighted to sponsor the exhibition, as we have for many years,” said Paul Millar, Partner. “It provides a unique and valuable platform for well-known as well as emerging artists to showcase their work to the public, for free.”

Thanking Hamilton Architects for their support, President of the RUA Betty Brown said: “The RUA has faced a grim challenge in the form of the Coronavirus pandemic and there were moments when it seemed like the exhibition might be cancelled – but resilience and determination won.”

This year’s judge, novelist Glenn Patterson, will pick the category winners from around 250 examples of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video from an original entry of almost 1,300 artistic works.

Some of the works reflect the times we are living in and allude to isolation, social distancing and surviving the COVID pandemic, while others share messages of hope, humour, passion, and integrity.

The RUA constructed a virtual exhibition and salesroom for ‘walk-thrus’ and purchases which can be visited at their website –