Sophie Aghajanian and James Allen

by ArtisAnn | Antrim
Date of event: 16/06/20 - 20/06/20

ArtisAnn Gallery is delighted to open its doors again at 70 Bloomfield Avenue from 11 am on Tuesday 16th of June 2020.

We return with the delayed exhibition by Sophie Aghajanian and James Allen which runs until the end of June.

For everyone’s safety, we are operating an appointments system.

Book online to ensure a private viewing, limited to 4 people, for up to 40 minutes.

To ensure you enjoy your visit in a safe environment:

  • Hand sanitiser is provided
  • A perspex screen is in place at the counter
  • Staff wear masks and gloves
  • Cleaning/disinfecting of all surfaces is carried out before every visit and throughout the day

You can book a free private viewing online at

You can also drop into the gallery without an appointment from Tuesday to Saturday, but you may have to wait, as we are limiting the gallery to 4 customers at present.

Alternative Views

All our art is still available to enjoy online. You can browse and buy at

You can pay by credit card, PayPal, by bank transfer (BACS) or by credit card, and the art will be delivered to your door.

Own Art Scheme

The Own Art Scheme is still going strong and can be arranged over the phone.

The Own Art scheme is an interest-free loan, repayable over 10 months, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

About the Artists

Sophie Aghajanian was born in Palestine, of Armenian descent, and studied art in London and Brighton before moving to Belfast. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, including recently in New York in 2019. She is an exceptional printmaker and painter whose atmospheric artworks are held in many important collections.

James Allen studied art in Belfast and Brighton and went on to teach art at Goldsmiths School of Art in London. He returned to Northern Ireland to help establish the Belfast Print Workshop and has been a renowned printmaker and painter for many decades. He has exhibited widely, including in Japan in 2019. His works are held in a wide range of collections around the world, including the Ulster Museum, Arts Council and the Telfair Museum of Georgia.

Both artists are long-standing members of the Royal Ulster Academy

The ArtisAnn Gallery occupies two floors, showing a range of emerging and established artists on the ground floor as well as monthly themed shows in the exhibition space on the first floor.

The gallery has 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.

This new exhibition by James Allen and Sophie Aghajamian runs at the ArtisAnn Gallery from Tuesday 16th June until Saturday 27th June.

See website, to find out more

ArtisAnn Gallery

70 Bloomfield Avenue

Belfast BT5 5AE

Tue – Fri: 11 am to 6 pm

Saturday: Noon to 5 pm