About Us

Front of ArtisAnn Gallery, 70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE


ArtisAnn is a friendly modern art gallery based on Bloomfield Avenue in Belfast selling unique artworks, from established and emerging artists.

Occupying two floors, with themed exhibitions on the first floor, and a wide range of amazing artworks downstairs, you will find the art that you love here.

We have a fuss-free atmosphere, and offers a friendly, knowledgeable service to suit every art lover, whether it is for home, business or for a special occasion.

Ann McVeigh and Ken Bartley, who own the gallery, are no strangers to the art world, having been involved in the scene for over twenty years, during which time they have curated a wide range of exhibitions, including ‘Young Female Artists from NI ‘ exhibition in London, ‘Hands of History + 20’ which was shown at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool, and as part of the Good Friday commemorations in Belfast. Ann and Ken have also organised shows at the EastSide Gallery, ArtTank, the LinenHall, the Golden Thread Gallery as well as organising other events, and exhibiting their own work.

Focusing mainly on photography, Ann and Ken have been invited to show at the Naughton Gallery at Queen's, the Assembly Rooms, Catalyst Arts, Queen Street Studios, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the latter two as part of a larger, collaborative work, and a solo show at Framewerk. They have also successfully submitted works to the Royal Ulster Academy's annual show.

After completing her Phd, Ann worked for the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, where she wrote the guide to Art and the Archives. She has published widely in academic journals and in popular books and magazines. She also established the successful Belfast Unbound events company, which ran events across Northern Ireland for many years.

Ken worked for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for almost two decades. He also organised a range of music events in Belfast, including events at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, the American Jazz Musician, Roy Ayers, at the Empire and the contemporary electronic musician, Scanner, at the Belfast International Arts Festival. He is joint author of an Atlas of Medieval England, published by Manchester University Press. He was a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Arts for Reconciliation project, run by the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. He was also previously Chair of the Digital Arts Studios and a committee member of the Belfast Visual Arts Forum.

 Ann McVeigh, photography by Helen Sloan

Dr Ann McVeigh, owner of ArtisAnn

Photograph by Helen Sloan