Join us in the Sunburst Gallery throughout August for this NEW initiative to visit Maria and Anna Horvathova at work!

The gallery will be transformed into a temporary working studio where you can watch twins Maria and Anna create work, and learn more about their processes and inspirations. 

Having graduted with an MFA from Belfast School of Art in 2023, Maria and Anna have been developing their practices in painting, installation and lens based experimental discipline for the past several years during their degree studies.

After a life changing move from Slovakia to Northern Ireland, they have found a strong connection to a feeling of home in nature.

In their current practices, they are both exploring ideas of home, identity, and memory, by responding towards their selected place of Kiltonga Wildlife Reservation. They are interested in creating landscapes that tell stories and remind the viewer of old feelings and cherished moments. Their connection and perception of the landscape has developed into an appreciation of the natural world around us.

Gallery Opening Hours

Tues - Fri: 10am - 4pm

Sat: 10am - 1pm

Please note: The gallery studio will be open for viewing, however the artists might not be in the studio space at all times during opening hours. Therefore, it is recommended that you contact Ards Arts Centre prior to your visit to check that the artists are in the studio. 

Dates and times
Sunburst Gallery

Drop-in throughout August 



Getting to Visual Artist in Residence