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Neil Shawcross launches exhibition by Strangford artist Maggie Thomas

Hillsborough-based artist Neil Shawcross with Strangford artist Maggie Thomas at the launch of her exhibition in Malone House

AN EXHIBITION of the work of Co Down artist Margaret (Maggie) Thomas

has been opened at the Higgin Gallery in Malone House, Belfast, by the distinguished artist and teacher Neill Shawcross.

Strangford woman Ms Thomas, who celebrates her 90th birthday in a few weeks, is known for using a wide variety of styles and media. She studied art at the University of Ulster following her retirement from a career in social work when aged in her 60s.

Her latest exhibition is a display of 26 retrospective and new prints and paintings in oils acrylic and mixed media. It is on show at Malone House until the August 30.

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