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. 

Wilkinson 3 col
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

Curzon 800

Francis McCrory The Curzon Film Theatre (2008)


Norman Wilkinson Shipbuilding (1949)

Seamus 800

Tai-Shan Schierenberg Seamus Heaney (2004)

Lavery Self Portrait 800

Sir John Lavery Self Portrait, Silver Casket (1912)

Sidney Smith 800

Sidney Smith Memories of Les Sylphides (1943)

Duffy Banquet 800

Rita Duffy Banquet (1998)

FE McWilliam 800

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

O'Neill 800

Daniel O'Neill Cityscape (c. 1940s)

Canada Kerr 800

Illingworth Kerr Island, Elbow River, Spring (1973)

Out of the Shadows

Michelle Rogers Out of the Shadows (2000)

St Peter the Martyr

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


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